Nintendo's Animal Crossing introduced appointment mechanics and short session gameplay to the mainstream over a decade ago. Can the grandfather of simulation games teach us about game design?
Ideas are very personal. Works of art too. Collaborators and clients can feel a very strong emotional attachment to works and this blog post intends to give tips to survive in this too sensible world.
Games rarely go from first concept to print without a whole ton of changes in the middle. With each change, the game gets more refined, streamlined, and better. In this preview of Stuffed Fables, James Hawthorne, the game’s designer, goes over where the game started and where it’s come, both visually and mechanics-wise. From the […]
A quick review on the popular mmo still in closed beta.
A talk with an artist about her work.
In an alternate, dystopian 1980s, the US is taken over by fascists. These thugs look to stamp out all forms of freedom. But there are those that fight back, and they have a secret weapon. When in range of FM towers broadcasting a specific signal, certain people turn into superhumans, letting them fight against the […]
Sometimes campaigns don’t go the way you want. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. All of us have started something only to realize we need to start over with a better plan. After some retooling, reconfiguring, and reassessing, a relaunch can go much further than originally anticipated. That’s what Unique Games is looking to do […]
The developer explains how viewing your online title as a city rather than a game can help solicit feedback from its 'residents'. ...
Occasionally, you end up gaming on your own. Maybe plans just don’t line up. Or people have to cancel on you. Or you’re just really early to a gaming session. Whatever the reason, there’s plenty of times where a solo gaming option is best. Nemo’s War is one such game, where you take on the […]
I’d love to see humanity spread out to the stars. I mean, this planet is pretty awesome and all. I’m not gonna try and deny that. But, c’mon! There’s a whole universe out there to explore! So I wish we could be like the Terrans in Shadows in the Void. They’ve got their huge spaceships […]
Katherine Cross explores the evolution of The Old Republic and explains why its latest expansion was worthy of being given the much-coveted title of KotOR 3. ...
Roughly 2 years after its initial launch, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has surpassed 25 million players. ...
A cold wind is blowing here in Atlanta. Yes, I know many of you are much colder than we are here, but it was also almost 70F out yesterday. Today it’ll be closer to 45F. Definitely glad that, earlier this week, I got out my extra blankets that were buried in my closet. So those’ll […]
Winter is coming… No, really, it is. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re just a couple weeks away from it. Winter is also coming to the land of Dwar7s. Vesuvius Media has announced the newest stand-alone expansion in their saga. It’s called Dwar7s Winter. And yes, Dwar7s Spring and Dwar7s Summer are in the works. […]
So, you know, I don’t want to say that it’s a good idea running around and eating people. I just want to put that out there right from the start. However, if you’re maybe thinking of going out and doing just that, I might suggest that you, instead, play some Tokyo Ghoul: The Card Game. […]
SolarFlare Games is looking ahead to the new year. You’ve seen their Robotech announcement (hopefully), but that’s not all they’re working on. They also have their Kids Vs. series of games. These will be making their way to Kickstarter next year. From the website: You and your friends are tired of having all your great […]
The Roman Empire has been around for hundreds of years. However, the glory of the empire has faded. Now, noble houses hire the toughest citizens they can find in order to fight for them in the streets. The winners are bound to get a seat in the Senate. But how much blood must be spilled […]
A look at how the principles of Conscious Capitalism (book/movement by Wholefood CEO John Mackey and others) warrant serious consideration in light of microtransactions run amok and plummeting EA share price.
It takes a lot of effort to learn everything you need to know to communicate in a new role. Here are a few of the strategies that worked well for me!
Attractiveness of SEA markets to Chinese game developers, problems and potential solutions