Game Design

CCP to transition EVE Online publisher to NetEase in China

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 1 August 2018 - 10:51am

CCP has ended its arrangement with Tiancity, the previous publisher handling EVE Online†™s Serenity server, and penned a deal with NetEase to keep the online game up and running going forward. ...

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New Releases Available From Zenit Miniatures

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 August 2018 - 10:00am
A whole new batch of releases are available over at Zenit Miniatures, and they’re bringing out the big guns, literally. The far East was the first place that gunpowder was used in a military setting, and those big booms are coming to Kensei. There’s two different cannons, along with several other new figures you can […]
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Fantasy Flight Previews Characters From Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 August 2018 - 9:00am
Many of you out there adventure through Rokugan when playing the L5R card game. Soon, you’ll have an new way to experience that foreign land. Fantasy Flight is coming out with a new Legend of the Five Rings RPG, and they’re kicking things off with a beginner’s starter box to ease you into it. In […]
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Cryptozoic Announces DC Spyfall

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 August 2018 - 8:00am
The greatest superheroes in the DC universe are gathering together for a secret meeting. However, everything isn’t as it seems. One of them isn’t who they say they are. The Joker has grabbed a disguise kit and gotten in on the group chat. As the superheroes work to tell the location without explicitly giving it […]
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Diegesis and designing for immersion - by Gabriel Naro Blogs - 1 August 2018 - 7:41am
A deep dive analysis of how diegesis is used in the gaming medium and how it may be used to create immersion and meaningful connections between the player and the characters.
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5 Free Tools to Help You Promote Your Indie Game - by Logan Williams Blogs - 1 August 2018 - 7:40am
In today's post, I share 5 free tools that we use to effectively promote indie games.
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The First Amendment & Video Games - Part 1: Introduction - by Brandon Huffman Blogs - 1 August 2018 - 7:39am
This year I gave a presentation on video games and the First Amendment at Casual Connect USA. This is Part 1: Introduction and Background. Parts 2-3, coming very soon, will cover the basics of what the First Amendment says, and what it protects.
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Systems Interaction by Spreadsheet - by Justin Reeve Blogs - 1 August 2018 - 7:37am
What's the best way to create complexity in a game system? Mix it with some other system. This article takes a look at how spreadsheets can be used as a quick-and-dirty tool for designing systems interactivity.
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Game Developer Interview -- Michael Hicks on Personal Puzzle Design - by Josh Bycer Blogs - 1 August 2018 - 7:36am
Reposted from Game-Wisdom, this is a written interview I did with Game Designer Michael Hicks on puzzle design and the challenges of tying it to a serious topic.
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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Gen Con Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 August 2018 - 7:00am
It’s Gen Con Eve. Yeah, the show officially starts tomorrow. Hard to imagine, really. You spend all year waiting for it, and then it’s here and it’s almost like, “… whoah, already?” Catalyst Game Labs will be in attendance, and while it’s been a while since we’ve heard much from them, that doesn’t mean that […]
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When Does a Game Need to be Re-Reviewed? - by Josh Bycer Blogs - 1 August 2018 - 6:35am
The state of game development has shifted this decade towards post release content, but what does that mean for a game whose reviews are no longer relevant?
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WizKids Announces Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers Infinity Campaign Box

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 August 2018 - 6:00am
WizKids has announced a new box set for Dice Masters, and it’s a biggie. It’s the Avengers Infinity Campaign Box and it’s a starter set and much more. Containing a large selection of heroes, along with sidekicks, basic actions, and dice bags, it’s the entire Infinity War in one box. From the website: Avengers Infinity […]
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Rockets Away!: Equipment

RPGNet - 1 August 2018 - 12:00am
Adapting SF equipment to D&D.
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North Star Games Releases Dude and More Dude Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 3:00pm
Dude! Dude. Duuuuuude! Dude? Dude. *nods sagely* Dude. It’s a word that basically can mean pretty much anything you want it to mean. And, in North Star Games’ latest game, Dude, you do just that. Players draw cards with different ways to say dude and you must try and match up with someone else meaning […]
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Svilland Saga Norse Campaign Setting Coming To Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 2:00pm
Come from the land of the ice and snow. From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow. Yes, from up in the arctic circle (or for those that read Greek, the bear circle), there’s many adventures to be had. If you want to carve a legend for yourself among that harsh land and hardy […]
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Quined Games Announces Counterfeiters Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 1:00pm
Money doesn’t grow on trees. But it can be printed on a press. It puts a whole new spin on “making money.” In Counterfeiters, players take on the role of the titular criminals and must produce and pass off their funny money without getting caught. From the announcement: Players act as Counterfeiters, printing fake bills […]
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Renegade Game Studios Announces Altiplano: The Traveler

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 12:00pm
The Traveler has been chosen! Actually, they’re just wandering around South America, seeing what they can see and sharing their wisdom as they go. The Traveler is the new expansion for Altiplano coming from Renegade Game Studios and dlp Games. There’s new locations, resources, and more, all in one box. From the announcement: Renegade Game […]
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Podcast Radio

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 11:00am
I’m sure there’s quite a number of you in planes, trains, and automobiles, headed to Indianapolis. And when stuck in those modes of transportation, there tends to not be much to do. Well, one thing you can do is listen to some gaming podcasts. And that’s just what we’ve got for you here. Today on […]
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The Duel: Point of Honor Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 10:00am
In the far-off and distant future, humanity is no more. The only thing that’s left are the armies of robots that we created and programmed to fight. But not with guns or tanks or bombs, these robots are designed to sword fight to the finish. And, being robots, they remember past mistakes and always are […]
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Necrotopia RPG Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 July 2018 - 9:00am
Alright! You’ve done it! You’ve survived or stopped the apocalypse! Time to move on to the next one! What? You thought that one was all you had to deal with. Oh no, good traveler, there’s plenty more where that came from. And that’s what you’ll be up against in Necrotopia, a new RPG that’s up […]
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