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Understanding User Psychology: Thinking Like a Game Designer

[This is the third post in my <b>Understanding User Psychology</b> series. If you haven't already, make sure to check out Meet Your Happy Chemicals and The …

Game Design

How One Video Game Unflinchingly Tackles Racism With History And Raw Interactions

It's 1968 in New Bordeaux, La. On the surface all looks tranquil as you drive through the bustling city in your red Pontiac, tapping your foot to Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang."<p>But as you take a sharp left down a winding back alley, an alarming sight gives you pause. Behind you, trucks painted with the …

This innovative video game can sense your emotions and respond accordingly

Artificial intelligence already pervades 21st-century life, from Siri's directions to Netflix's suggestions of what you should watch next. But how …

'Anodyne' Is the Best Zelda Game You Probably Haven't Played

When it comes to 2D Zelda games, 'Anodyne' is the secret frontrunner.<p><b>Guide to Games</b> is Waypoint's weekly short video series diving into a game we love, detest, or find fascinating. If the video above doesn't work, try the version on YouTube!<p>I've spent my life playing (and enjoying) 3D Zelda games, …

Develop Conference talk write-up: ‘Why User Experience Design is a Must for Games’

In Gamedesign, UXdesign<p>Last week at Develop Conference in Brighton, Martin Darby (one of my business partners at Strike Gamelabs) and I did a talk …

The Secret History of Leftist Board Games

Elizabeth Magie, inventor of The Landlord’s Game, holds her game next to Monopoly. (Photo: Achetron.com, via Creative Commons)<p>Think board games are …