I am a freelance game designer and work for some publishers as a Developer/Editor/Communication (Cosplayou and Alter Ego Games).
I enjoy gaming in every aspect and always look forward to test and play new ones, or trying new paths and different strategies on my favourites!
When I design new games, I always try to stay true to some principles:
-Timing: There should be some layers where you are planning your strategy, and some effective ways of getting huge bonuses for following a personal path.
-Adaptation: Having a game space that can change and rearrange, it's important a player can adapt to the new enviroment. For me, it's really something that shows skills of a player.
-Experience: A game should be deep enough to let it be explored after each play, to let you discover new opportunities, new paths, new ways of playing it. This is what can really bring you back to the table and this feeling should be clear and present at the end of the last game you played.
-Fun factor: Regardless of luck or not, a game should always feel fun for the target you had in mind when designing it. It's important that the players have moments of fulfillment during their plays
-Theme: Either if you design an euro or american game, you should stay true to the theme and fit it into the game mechanics (or the other way around). Today it's really essential to deliver games that can tell stories, and this starts right from the game mechanisms.
-Inclusion: Game should be for everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and everything that is treated with inequality on our society. Games should be moments of aggregation and to know better each other. As an activist of these themes, for me it's important to deliver these messages through the games I design.
Games I have developed / done editorial work:
-Barbarians: The Invasion(Tabula Games)
-Misantropia Express (Cosplayou)
-The Faceless (Alter Ego Games)
Game Designers or Game Personalities that inspires me, in no particular order: Tom Lehmann, Martino Chiacchiera, Paolo Mori, Sergio Roscini, Jemey Stegmaier, Andrea Chiarvesio, Eric M. Lang, Uwe Rosenberg, Corey Konieczka, Stefan Feld, Reiner Knizia, Matt Leacock, Ignacy Trzewiczek
Other things I am fan of: Cats, Cookies, Videogames, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Music, Make-up, Social Activities, Reading, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Sleeping.
I am always happy to discuss and talk about gaming and game design. Feel free to geekmail me if you want! Thanks really for your time!