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7 introductory levels that all game developers should study

The beginning of a game is crucial. Not only does it introduce the characters and setting, and establish the tone for what's to come, but it also …

Game Design

See What The Nintendo Offices Were Like During Their ’90s SNES Heyday

<b>WHO:</b> Game historian and podcaster “Game Escape” unearthed the clip and added the English subtitles, but the director is Jean-Jacques Beineix, who …

Retrogaming

4 Steps to Make Your Next Brainstorming Session More Productive (and Fun)

Drawing out your thoughts will make you more creative--and boost the odds you'll actually act on your ideas.<p>Heather Willems is a professional doodler. Like many artistically-inclined people, it was just a habit she had--she'd sketch on napkins and any other scraps of paper on hand as a way to …

Mastering Programming

From years of watching master programmers, I have observed certain common patterns in their workflows. From years of coaching skilled journeyman …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

How one studio is building game AI to replicate a human storyteller

<i>A</i>rtificial intelligence in games is often designed to be an actor, not a director.<p>Typically, AI drives characters in games to behave and respond to …

Game Development

Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World

The work of Blake Kathryn is full of rose gold impossibilities.<p>The bright colors in Blake Kathryn’s digital artworks draw you in first. The saturated colors make each piece feel futuristic— as if every work is a message sent from some other time or a parallel universe.<p>“By no means did the palette I …

How To Make Your Own Game

ADVERTISEMENT<p>It seems like these days, anyone under the sun can create a video game if they wanted to. With free video game maker tools such as Unity …

Game Development

Sony Explains How 'Star Wars Battlefront' Will Sell PlayStation VR

Exclusive games such as Electronic Arts’ <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> will play an important role in enticing PlayStation 4 owners to invest in virtual …

The Future Is Not Virtual Reality -- It's Something Else

Eric Pickersgill has captured the sad essence of widespread smartphone use.<p>In a series of black and white portraits, the artist shows people using their smartphones in the real world, but he carefully omits the devices, leaving empty hands aloft in awkward positions and eyes cast downward in vacant …

Augmented Reality

How Unity is pushing VR and better 3D graphics with its game engine

Unity Technologies showed off some high-end graphics demos created with its Unity 5 game engine last week at the Game Developers Conference. That shows how the little game engine that could is growing up, and it is closing in on the visual quality offered by rivals, such as Epic Games and Crytek.<p>In …

The making of PlayStation VR | Polygon

Magic Lab<p>Prototypes<p>"I’m going to disappoint you. There’s no one person really you could say, ‘Hey, he’s the architect.’"<p>Refinement<p>The games<p>The price<p>"If you just talk about the high-end quality, yes, I would admit that Oculus may have better VR. However, it requires a very expensive and very fast …

Prototypes

Watch Game Developers Discuss the Challenges of Designing for Virtual Reality

Topics cover everything from social play to learning how to design for a room-sized playing area.<p>The jury's still out as to whether virtual reality in its current form is anything more than an elaborate gimmick, but a new series of roundtable discussions featuring prominent virtual reality game …

Git Commands and Best Practices Cheat Sheet

Given the success of both our Java 8 Best Practices Cheat Sheet and our Java 8 Streams Cheat Sheet, it looks like cheat sheets are going to become ‘a …

SCM

What’s Next in Computing?

The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. There has been a lot of handwringing lately about …

Brilliantly Animated Video Brings Ancient Rome to Life at Its Peak

Behold the magnificence that was Rome at its peak! This video brings ancient Rome to life in all its marvelous splendor. If you enjoy history, this …

Machine Learning: An In-Depth Guide — Data Selection, Preparation, and Modeling

Articles in This Series<p>Overview, goals, learning types, and algorithms<br>• Data selection, preparation, and modeling<br>• Model evaluation, validation, …

How To Kill Creativity (And How To Rebuild It)

Many of our organisations , without realising it , act as inhibitors of innovation.<p>Rules and protocols are put in place — often for very good …

25 Developers Reveal their Hopes on PlayStation VR's Price; 66% Think VR Won't Become Mainstream

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu had two interesting surveys on VR, one among readers and the second among 25 game developers, including the likes …

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.<p>Its CEO and Chairman, Randall Stephenson, isn't afraid to mince …

Employment

Google Makes Learning Neural Networks Free

Holy puppy slugs, Batman...<p>Like many other tech companies and researchers—and a growing number of digital artists—Google is very interested in machine learning, a vital component in creating artificially intelligent neural networks that would allow future machines to "think." More than that, they …

9 of the best new and updated Android apps from January 2016

2016 is underway and a whole month is behind us already! What happened to January!?<p>It might have moved fast, but a whole lot happened last month, so we’ve whittled through the Android app updates and new launches to bring you a more focused list than ever.<p>In short, the ones updates in this list are …

Apps

What Leonardo Da Vinci Teaches Us About Creativity

Why is what Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci teaches about creativity so important? What talents and traits did this 15th century self-taught artist, …

Creativity

10 Characteristics of Highly Successful and Profitable Mobile Games

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mobile games now rule at the Apple App store, claiming a 22.49 percent stake of all active apps as of December 2015. Last year, the Store offered 396,094 gaming apps, which was almost double the inventory available in July 2013.<p>While …

Profit

Can Google’s AlphaGo really feel it in its algorithms? | John Naughton

When the game-playing system AlphaGo defeated a master of the Chinese game go five games to nil, its creators could not explain why. Is this a sign of intuitive AI?<p>Last week, researchers at the artificial intelligence company DeepMind, which is now owned by Google, announced an extraordinary …

6 Predictions For Mobile Games in 2016 - by Michail Katkoff

In 2016 we will see new type of mid-core games, rise of alternative growth channels, more games with high production values and more games with IPs …

Mobile Gaming

PILLARS OF GROWTH HACKING.

This isn’t new, but growth hacking has been gaining ground as a marketing strategy of choice for brands in the USA. So, what is growth hacking? …

The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of In 2016

<i>More than the patterns that emerge from the Popular feeds on Dribbble and Behance, design trends can be a mysterious thing.</i>They’re influenced by …

Graphic Design

'Minecraft' fan finds a way to program BASIC code in-game

You may have seen <i>Minecraft</i> used to teach programming or even mods that allow some in-game programming, but writing BASIC code inside <i>Minecraft</i>? That's virtually unheard of... until now. SethBling has developed a BASIC interpreter that lets you compile and run simple programs and scripts within …