Game Design

Blackwater Gulch 2nd Edition Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 February 2018 - 9:00am
As you know, I love when a Kickstarter campaign is successful and then goes to regular retail sale. This is one of those posts. Gangfight Games had their Kickstarter to bring you a new edition of Blackwater Gulch. Now that the backers have their products, you can go in and get yours. There’s the new […]
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Battlefront Preps For Avanti Launch

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 February 2018 - 8:00am
Avanti is the new book coming out for Flames of War, focusing on the Italian army and their actions along the northern portions of Africa during the early ’40s. You can expect it on store shelves in just over a week. But there’s too much excitement over at the Battlefront studios, and they’re excited to […]
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The Impact of Dead Time in Video Games - by Josh Bycer Blogs - 1 February 2018 - 7:14am
Dead Time may not seem that big a deal to video games, but it's a sign of poor design that every designer should take note of.
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The Next Surprise Billion Dollar Game Will Be On Alexa - by Brice Morrison Blogs - 1 February 2018 - 7:13am
I’m predicting by 2020 there will be a billion dollar game where the primary way to play is with your voice. Here's the data to back it up, and how we'll get there.
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Kickstarter and games in 2017 - by Thomas Bidaux Blogs - 1 February 2018 - 7:11am
A look at the state of video games on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.
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New Season of Pandemic Survival Is On

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 February 2018 - 7:00am
I’m just getting over a cold. Another coworker and her kid just found out they have strep. It’s not a good time. Viruses and bacteria are spreading all over. What we need is a group of public health officials to come in and clean this place up. As you all know, that’s your job in […]
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The Europa Incident Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 February 2018 - 6:00am
The asteroid belt. That area of our solar system that never could quite pull itself together into a planet. The gravitational forces were never quite right. However, the loss of a planet is the gain of various corporations. Various groups are looking to mine those huge space rocks for the valuable minerals therein. That’s what […]
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Tales from the Rocket House: Playing with Six-Sided Dice

RPGNet - 1 February 2018 - 12:00am
The math of six-sided skills
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Part 2: Are Casual Games Maturing? Lessons from Playrix! - by Om Tandon Blogs - 31 January 2018 - 11:18pm
Why and how are casual games pivoting towards mid-core features? How top tier Devs like Playrix are driving this change in the casual gaming space? A close chat with Playrix, developer of top grossing games like Homescapes, Gardenscapes, and Fishdom
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Making Sense of Children's Educational Apps - by Sande Chen Blogs - 31 January 2018 - 11:17pm
In this article, game designer Sande Chen relates advice to parents and developers alike on how parents find age-appropriate and educational apps for children.
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How to name a game - by Yannick Elahee Blogs - 31 January 2018 - 11:17pm
Naming a game isn't just an artistic choice, neither just about pure communication efficiency. It must be original, appealing, memorable... Here's my advice about how to name your game more easily.
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Star Souls short story - by Karolina Leonovich Blogs - 31 January 2018 - 11:17pm
Star Souls is a year in development. We share a short story of game development and announce a crowdfunding on Indiegogo
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Sony collaborates with Facebook on God of War text adventure

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 31 January 2018 - 4:08pm

Sony has teamed up with Facebook to publish the text adventure God of War: A Call From The Wilds, which is available on Facebook's messenger app.  ...

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The Little Game Master Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Many of my friends have kids who are just getting to the age where mom and dad are showing them the joys of gaming. In order to give them another opportunity to inject the joy of gaming into their lives, there’s the storybook, The Little Game Master, all about a group of friends who turn […]
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Ostfront Releases Missile Threat (Modern Air Combat) Rules

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 January 2018 - 2:00pm
I’d sort of always wanted to be a fighter pilot. My eyes have never been good enough for that sort of thing, but it was one of those dreams I had in the back of my mind as a kid. Now, certainly the potential of being a Top Gun are exceedingly slim, but I can […]
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Motiga's Gigantic to shut down in July

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 31 January 2018 - 1:03pm

Citing sustainability issues, Motiga and Perfect World have announced that the online servers for Gigantic will be closing for good on July 31, 2018. ...

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DGS Games Releases The Trilian Bladerider For Freeblades

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 January 2018 - 1:00pm
In Freeblades, there’s more than one way to outfit your characters. Depending on how you want to create your warband, you might want certain weapon loadouts on certain characters. Thankfully, the folks at DGS take this into consideration when they have a new release. For example, the new Trilian Bladerider’s now available, and there’s multiple […]
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Blue Orange Previews 2018 Releases

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 January 2018 - 12:00pm
As the first month of the year comes to a close, it’s good to look forward to what the rest of the year will be like. How many of your resolutions have you managed to keep? Blue Orange is looking to make 2018 a great one, and they’ve resolved to have a bunch of game […]
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Capcom sees an overall fall in sales but increase in profits

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 31 January 2018 - 11:07am

For the 9-month period, Capcom reported a year-over-year decrease in sales but, thanks to a strong showing from its 'digital contents' video game department, an overall jump in profits. ...

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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 31 January 2018 - 11:00am
Still working on getting better from this cold. It always seems to take me longer to get back to 100% than it does days that I’m actually feeling sick. It’s like, “Ok, these are the days I’m definitely sick” and then a week of, “I’m hoping this is the last day of this garbage.” I’m […]
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