There seems to be a lot of confusion over what a game economy is, and what a game economist does. To help reduce confusion, Ramin Shokrizade creates some definitions as to what game economics is and isn't.
Detective games are broken. Most feel like classic point and click games with a different dressing. How do we improve them? Well, here's a couple of thoughts, questions and an idea that might fix a whole genre.
As the medium has matured, developers have been trying to elevate storytelling in video games, but in today's post, we're going to discuss how gameplay creates a possible unavoidable conflict.
What can observing player behaviour in multiplayer post-game screens tell us about player exit ratios, and how much can these screens influence the user retention at this stage of the game?
Alexey Morozov, the head of infrastructure at HeroCraft, shares some knowledge with newcomer freelancers and outsource specialists.
Every played a restaurant simulator thriller? Neither have we. That might be why it's so hard to find the right UI. Please check out this blog to find our more about Harry's Burgers and then let us know which UI you prefer!
I had really thought about making the headline, “Cryptozoic announces the arrival of The Arrival” but decided against it. Still, obviously I made it the opening to the post. Anyway, The Arrival puts players in control of a Tribe, and they are looking to gain more territory in ancient Ireland from the other Tribes, as […]
A 3D engine on MS Excel, using only excel formula.
This engine is applied on a complete - yet basic - doom-like game.
Rendering is made through ray casting, pixel per pixel.
The exercice intend to demonstrate what can be done with formula only.
"What Remains of Edith Finch" brought some truly innovative storytelling features to the table by tightly linking mini-games about controls to a story about life, death, and what control we have over them.
It was his first GenCon ...
Modiphius has teamed up with Ripstone and Auroch Digital to bring the world of Acthung! Cthulhu to your video screens. The alternate-history WWII game where Cthulhu-mythos creatures come flooding into our own world is getting the full digital treatment. And as part of the campaign, they’re looking to bring you new items for the tabletop […]
I’m sure many of us can remember back to the first RPG adventure we tried to run or played in. It might’ve been something you came up with, yourself, or it might’ve been a pre-generated adventure. If you were pretty young, you might not have fully understood how things worked, as the book was more-than-likely […]
North Star Games has announced an update to their sales policies for their games. First off, they’ve implemented a new Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy (commonly known as a MAPP). They’re also starting to issue Channel Restriction Notices to certain resellers, mostly aimed at Amazon.com resellers. From the announcement: In order to better serve its retail […]
You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. That’s just a general truth. Not every game is going to be for every gamer. But that does mean that every game should be for some gamer. It’s matching the game with […]
Building from his post about the emotional effect of random loot drops, Chris Grey looks at games like World of Warcraft and Ni no Kuni to see how their patterns affect players. ...
Mojang's digital card game Scrolls is going offline for good this month. The game was up and running for nearly 5 years. ...
The week continues to chug along. We’ve made it halfway there. Just another couple leaps and we’ll be back to the weekend. I’m excited to hopefully get back to the Tails of Equestria game we’ve been playing here at the office. It’s been since before the holidays that we managed to have our last session. […]
You’ve probably heard the saying, “you’ve got my heart in your hands” in some love song or bit of poetry or written in a sappy romance novel. Well, the Predator species tends to take sayings like that literally. Prodos has their February releases available for Alien vs. Predator, but along with that, you can get […]
GURPS has been Steve Jackson’s RPG system for decades now. There’s been dozens and dozens of supplements put out for it over that time, some of which have been out of print since before many of you probably even started gaming. So, what’s a gamer to do when they want to find one of those […]