Jake Williams

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How to create a multiplayer game that people actually play

A multiplayer game doesn't just have to grab the attention of its players with good design, it has to keep enough of them involved for anyone to bother playing at all. At <i>Lost Garden</i>, game developer Dan Cook, known for puzzle game <i>Triple Town</i> and dogfighting game <i>SteamBirds</i>, has laid out an exhaustive …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

One of Japan's Oldest (and Most Hardcore) Gamers Passed Away

On January 11, famed actress Keiko Awaji passed away in a Tokyo hospital from esophageal cancer, reports <i>Nikkan Sports</i>. She was 80 years old. And she …

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EA May Once Again Be Running For “America’s Worst Company Award” For Third Year

Internet publication The Consumerist, who run a poll to decide who is eligible for America’s Worst Company Award, says that EA may once again be in …

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10 Tips for Teaching Younger Gamers More Complex Games

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>Yesterday, Jonathan offered up 10 reasons to play board games with your kids… and today I’d like to offer up 10 tips for …

How Games Can Save The World

<i>“There’s a time for work and a time for play.”</i><p><i>“Work hard, play hard.”</i><p><i>“Once you finish your homework, you can go out and play games.”</i><p>Most of us were brought up to believe that there is a stark divide between play and productivity. Yet it’s becoming evident that the distinction isn’t as clear-cut as …

Cube World

Cube World is a Zelda-esque 3rd-person Action RPG with amazing voxel graphics that was inspired by “Minecraft, Zelda, Secret of Mana, Monster Hunter, …

Teslagrad

Teslagrad is an upcoming story driven puzzle platformer about magnetism and electromagnetic powers. It’s story is purely told through visual means …

CloudBuilt

CloudBuilt is a promising fast paced 3rd person action platformer about wall running, dashing, jumping and shooting.<p>Game is still in development (No …

Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Valdis Story: Abyssal City is an action/exploration platformer with sword fighting and rpg elements that pays tribute to the Castlevania series. The …

Sir, You Are Being Hunted

“Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a procedurally-generated first-person game of stealth and survival set in a very British world where robots hunt humans …

Ethan: Meteor Hunter Developer Gives Us a Glimpse into its First Month

<b>Unfortunately, the news isn’t good.</b><p>Seaven Studio, a development team out of France has given the whole world an opportunity to peer into the details …

Beast Boxing Turbo Review: Punch Your Lights Out

<i>Beast Boxing Turbo</i> introduces itself pretty simply. After going through the title screen, you’re welcome to jump into the game or tweak settings as …

Kingdom Rush Review: Simply Magical

<b>This review is for the Steam version of Kingdom Rush.</b>Kingdom Rush is one of those games that simply needs no introduction. Chances are if you are …

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Friends List: Why haven't you heard of Anodyne?

This isn't another game of the year episode I swear. Although the game did come out last year... and it was possibly on the list to be talked about on the show during our game of the year episode run. But this is definitely not one of those episodes!<p>Today on Friends List Editor-at-Large Chris …

Quake Live Standalone Client Now Available

Quake Live has made the transition from browser-based game to standalone title.<p>While arriving a bit later than expected, the standalone client for …

Matters of Import: Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Considering the intense critical and commercial acclaim Hajime Isayama's <b>Attack on Titan</b> has been receiving, the emergence of a game based on the …

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Shows Mitsuru And Yosuke

<b>By Spencer</b> . January 10, 2014 . 2:48am<p><i>Persona 3</i> and <i>Persona 4</i> characters meet in the Nintendo 3DS dungeon crawler <i>Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth</i>. …

Sir, You Are Being Hunted studio releases free procedurally generated racer

A procedurally generated racing game from <i>Sir, You Are Being Hunted</i> lead programmer Tom Betts is available to try out for free from the studio's official website.<p>The <i>Permutation Racer</i> prototype, which can be downloaded for Windows PC or OSX systems, was finished off over Christmas, according to a …

The bitter end to a desperate eSports gamble

Simon Boudreault's decision to invest his inheritance in five <i>League of Legends</i> players from Korea was always going to be an immense gamble.<p>His eSports team Quantic Gaming, which he had owned for less than a year, was hemorrhaging cash. Staff were hounding him for back-payments. His key <i>StarCraft 2</i> …

Rune Factory 4 Review: swords to ploughshares

Rune Factory 4 is worth the grind<p>When I first loaded up <i>Rune Factory 4</i>, I thought I was in for a standard-issue JRPG with some farming elements thrown in. Nothing special.<p>But I was wrong. And after a couple of hours of exploring its systems — which include multiple kinds of crafting, farming and …

New Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth trailers introduce cast members

Atlus shared four new trailers for <i>Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth</i> today highlighting several of the title's main characters and their abilities.<p>The first trailer, above, introduces <i>Q</i>'s version of Mitsuru Kirijo, a playable character from the world of <i>Persona 3.</i> Mitsuru is known for her deadly …