It’s all about Game Chef right now. The contest has a different flavor every year and this year it is extremely collegial and tasty. I’m enjoying it a lot. I also like my game!
I’m taking the lessons of Jeepform, mixing them with delicious constraints and currency like I like, and seeing what happens. It has a series of fairly subtle non-moving parts that drive play, the most interesting of which to me is an imbalance in player authority. If you play Dulse, the game is about you, but you are forced into reciprocal relationships. If you play anybody else, you have these flaming relationships with everybody, but the game isn’t about you. I can’t wait to playtest it.