Game Design

Twitch rolls out its desktop app, complete with video chat

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 10 August 2017 - 4:50pm

Some game makers may appreciate the app's focus on managing communities, as it allows you to set up chat servers where participants can message and voice chat with each other at any time.  ...

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Game chat app Discord begins testing video chat and screen-sharing

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 10 August 2017 - 3:39pm

If you're a dev who uses Discord to interact with your community of players, this opens up new ways for you to communicate with them and share what you're working on. ...

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The Great Wargaming Survey 2017 Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 3:00pm
And now, a small interlude from all the Gen Con prep. It’s time once again for The Great Wargaming Survey. This has been going on for a couple years, and it’s interesting to see how things have changed in that time. I just finished typing up my responses and adding my bit of data to […]
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Passport Game Studios Posts Gen Con Plans

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 2:00pm
As I mentioned in the Terrain Corner for today, Gen Con’s just a week away. There’s going to be hundreds of vendors there. One of them is Passport Game Studios. They’ve posted up a look at what they’ll be doing at the show, so you can know to stop by and check them out. From […]
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Tulley Sworn Shields Added to A Song of Ice and Fire Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 1:00pm
The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game Kickstarter campaign continues to roll along, like a river. Rivers are certainly something the Tulley Sworn Shields know about. And they’re going to be bringing that river’s strength to the game. They’ve been included as an optional add-on to the Kickstarter. From the update: Speaking […]
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Latest Grymkin Releases Available From Privateer Press

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 12:00pm
The wicked harvest continues. The Grymkin faction, the latest one for Hordes, is getting some new releases. There’s a new Warlock, a new warbeast, and a couple new units you can use to bulk up your forces. This faction really makes me want to bake pumpkin pie… From the announcement: Cast down to the hells […]
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 11:00am
This week, to me, is just rocketing by. Though I’m in my Thursday shirt, it certainly feels like it should only be, like Tuesday or something. But no, it’s Thursday. Which, of course, means that, a week from this posting, many of us will be in downtown Indy, chest-deep into Gen Con’s first day. … […]
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WizKids Releases Fantasy Realms Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 10:00am
If you’ve got a kingdom, you want it to be a strong kingdom. However, there’s several different ways to measure whether your kingdom is strong or not. Do you have a massive army? Do you take to the caverns below mountains to stay safe? Will you dwell in the deep forests? That’s the sort of […]
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Submit your great Production & Team Management talks for GDC 2018!

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 10 August 2017 - 9:15am

The GDC 2018 Production & Team Management track is looking for talks, especially from experienced producers who have shipped games and seek to share their best techniques or experiences! ...

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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Unicorn Clan for Legend of the Five Rings

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 9:00am
Just a week from now, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Legend of the Five Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games. Well, those of you that are going to be at Gen Con, anyway. Don’t worry, though. The rest of us will be able to get it shortly thereafter. In this […]
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Steamforged Games Reopening Dark Souls Board Game Backerkit, Announce Dark Souls Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 8:00am
Sort of a double-whammy of an update from Steamforged Games in this one. First, they’re going to reopen their Backerkit for the board game. So if you’re interested in picking up some more extras for it, including a couple new ones that they’ve got, this is your chance to do so at the Kickstarter prices. […]
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5 Best Sites Offering Free Game Sounds for Game Devs
 - by Dylan Moran

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 7:25am
Game devs worth their salt understands the importance of game sounds and music. Sound effects help immersion and pull players in also useful sending the message of the game.
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Ending on a High Note -- The 3 Forms of Endgame Design - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 7:24am
Ending your game on a high note can be tricky, but today's post looks at the three main forms of endgame design in the industry.
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Game Design Principle: Transparency - by Fabian Fischer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 7:02am
A transparent game's mechanics can be grasped in their entirety. They're not hidden in black boxes, or behind giant formulas. Instead, those games generate challenge via systemic and strategic depth. What's the exact role of transparency in this context?
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Modiphius Releases Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Holocaust

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 7:00am
Well, it seems that civilization has come to an end again. Todd, at least this time it wasn’t you. No, it was the agents of H.A.V.O.C. that exploded a bunch of nuclear weapons, devastating the land. That was decades ago, and the survivors are just starting to once more come to the surface. That’s where […]
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I Would Dev 5000 Miles - by Kris Hattori

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 6:55am
A practical guide to remotely working in a small team using mostly free tools.
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Game Bundles – Steam key tagging - by Bruno Cesteiro

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 6:55am
A firsthand account of why it is so important to tag your Steam keys before distribution.
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Latest Releases Available From Knight Models

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 August 2017 - 6:00am
Knight Models has their August releases now available over in their webshop. You’ve got some alternate-universe characters that turn heroes into villains, some Birds of Prey, some Teen Titans, and more. Quite a lot going on, actually. From the announcement: Good news everyone! We are glad to show you our new August releases! Hope you […]
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A Few Tips for Beginners in the Game-Developing Realm - by Connor Addis

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 4:49am
Even though I don’t deem myself a guru game developer, some people think otherwise. Several of them already contacted me to get a few tips on how to become a successful developer.
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10 Ways in Which Sonic the Hedgehog Wasn’t About Speed - by Radek Koncewicz

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 10 August 2017 - 12:42am
Despite Sonic making a name for himself through his speed and attitude, the original game had plenty of slow-paced challenges that seem to have been forgotten with time.
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