Lara Coulson

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GDC 2012: 10 tutorial tips from Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan

PopCap's hit strategy game <i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> accomplished a rare feat -- it made casual audiences interested in playing a strategy game, a genre …

Representation & Theme

<b>Published on</b> August 20th, 2014 | <i>by Luke Turpeinen</i><p>15<p>Representation is not a word you hear used very often in conjunction with board games. Board …

What Makes a Game?

[<i>Keith Burgun, founder and designer at 100 Rogues developer Dinofarm Games, argues that some video games are not "games" at all -- and posits a way</i> …

I Did A Thing On A Hill: On Meaning And Purpose In Games

<i>Rob Sherman’s Black Crown crept into parts of my brain that hadn’t been touched by literature for years. I didn’t expect a game to reach them. Some</i> …

Portal 2 improves brain training more than software designed for that, says science

A recent study from Florida State University pitted Portal 2 against a piece of software specifically designed to train one's brain. The result: …