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Asmodee Posts Preview From The Thames Murders and Other Cases

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 June 2017 - 8:00am
It’s murder most foul! Mostly because the Thames river’s not exactly the cleanest place in Victorian England. Ew. But along with murder, there’s plenty of other crimes happening in the streets of London to keep a detective busy. That’s where having some extra eyes behind magnifying glasses comes in handy. And that’s what you’ll be […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Google and Apple vs. Indie Developers - by Liran Grunhaus

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:37am
Tech giants Google and Apple dominate the App Store business- they have virtually no competition. As a result, they give very poor support to indie developers. Your game or app can suddenly be removed with very little you can do to combat the decision.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Texas Creative: 3 Tips for Client Friendly Paragraphs in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 15 June 2017 - 7:30am

Drupal’s Paragraphs module is a big part of what makes it easy for our clients to manage their site content. These three tips are how we make the user experience even better.

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Coloring the world with shaders - by Victor Ochoa

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:10am
A little post / tutorial about working with alpha masking, and image shaders and color blending to create an environment-painting effect. All it's done in Unity.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

A Healthy Programmer is a Happy Programmer - by Asad Sohail

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:09am
Computer programming requires extraordinary concentration that often causes us to neglect major aspects of our lives. Read the best practices a programmer should adapt.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Failing Like A Champ - by Nathan Ranney

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:08am
Failure sure does suck, but somebody has to do it. Why not you? Read this and accept your failures.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

How Video Game Intros Define Titles - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:07am
The introduction of a video game is a very big deal, and today's post looks at the three popular openings game designers use.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Arkane’s Prey: 3 Questions on Gamers’ Minds - by Jennifer Mendez

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:06am
Have you played Prey yet? Are you getting the game. Here's what players are thinking, and how it pertains to you as a developer.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Thy Mighty Contract: What You Need To Know About Publishing Deals, Part 1 - by Liz Surette

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:06am
Game publishing contracts can be very beneficial for developers, but are serious business and can be downright terrifying to read or negotiate. In my 2-part series, I will demystify these complex documents and help you understand some of their key terms.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Obscure Steam games and digging for Hidden Gems - by Bill Borman

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:05am
Looking through Steam game data for little-known but highly-rated games, seeing what can be found and how common it really is to have a great game that doesn't sell.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Popular Dragon Games: The Marketing Success in USA (2017) - by Michael Patchet

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:04am
We love dragons. These legendary creatures both frighten and amaze us. Well, why are dragons so popular? Skyrim, World of Warcraft, Dragon's Dogma and dozens of other games with success marketing. Why are they so popular? But let's review small business.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Test your damn game: choosing participants - by Michael Powers

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 June 2017 - 7:04am
Overview on choosing participants for focus groups, betas, and usability tests. From defining requirements to screening potential participants.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Promet Source: The Secret to a Great Web Design RFP

Planet Drupal - 15 June 2017 - 7:03am
A recent prospect responded to my inquiry about the project budget with this:  "We can't release budget information as we need all vendors to bid their best price. If they know the budget they just bid right up to it."  
Categories: Drupal

Fantasy Flight Previews Lion Clan for Legend of the Five Rings

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 June 2017 - 7:00am
Many people are looking forward to the release of the new edition of Legend of the Five Rings, coming from Fantasy Flight this Gen Con. The game had quite a few followers, and many are wondering what this new iteration will be like. They had their favorite clans and want to see what the updated […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Entity Reference Revisions Context

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 6:35am

This field formatter adds contextual data attributes to entity reference revisions, useful specifically for determining how an element is positioned within a page and when theming a set of entities in the context of a list.

Categories: Drupal

New Retribution Releases Available For Warmachine

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 June 2017 - 6:00am
The elves in Western Immoren have had quite a time of it lately. Their gods had disappeared. Their kids were being born without souls. They had a vampire version of one of them trying to kill their last god. It as kind of a mess. Now, things are turning around a bit. They’re on the […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Feeds Spreadsheet

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 5:38am

Provides an Excel parser for Feeds, which allows us to import very big data from Excel files. It's similar to Feeds Excel. The key difference is the library they are based on. Feeds Spreadsheet uses Spreadsheet Parser library which has much better performance than PHPExcel.

Categories: Drupal

Blair Wadman: Introduction to PHP type-hints for Drupal 8 development

Planet Drupal - 15 June 2017 - 3:44am

When you are calling a function or method that has an argument(s), you don’t always know what type (array, object, string etc) of argument to pass to the function. And if you end up passing in the wrong type, you’ll get a less than helpful error.

Categories: Drupal

Eventor

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 3:44am

Simplifies dispatching and handling events. No need to keep track of underscored event names.

The main idea is to give your event class a readable name. The method name for handling that event in your event listener must be prefixed with when.

Examples:

Event: UserHasRegistered
Method: whenUserHasRegistered

Event: EmailWasSent
Method: whenEmailWasSent

Categories: Drupal

Commander

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 3:39am

Provides a command bus

All you need to do is to create two classes, command and command handler, and pass the command object to the command bus.

How to use the module

1. Create your command handler plugin. That is a class that knows how to execute your command. You can inject any services into your handler class.

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