Sarah

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This never before seen footage from Disney's "Hercules" is of epic proportions

19 years ago today, <i>Hercules</i> joined the Disney film family as the 35th Walt Disney animated classic and went from zero to hero in an instant.<p>In honor …

What Is It Like to Be a Disney Animator?

<i>What is it like to be an animator for Disney?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Pat Roberts, Former Disney animator</i><p>My …

Q&A: Design lessons learned from a decade at Nintendo's EAD

Motoi Okamoto is the founder of the game developer Entersphere, which produced titles like <i>Army Corps of Hell</i> for PlayStation Vita. He's also a …

The Artist Who Helped Bring Super Mario to Life

<b>by Ryan Lambie</b><p>If there's one designer who has shaped Nintendo into the video game juggernaut we know today, it's Shigeru Miyamoto. His seminal 1981 …

A Link to the Past Uncovered, Part 1: How an Intro Began Redefining the Zelda We Knew

<i>Design in Action is a weekly column by Retronauts co-host Jeremy Parish that explores games both new and classic, analyzing the way their various</i> …

Legend of Zelda

'Breath of the Wild' Isn't Nintendo's Crowning Achievement But a Gem in the Crown

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is easily the best game to have come out so far in 2017, and will more than likely rightfully claim Game of …

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Guide: Every Recipe In The Game

<b>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</b> is a game that is full of secrets and mysteries for players to slowly unravel over dozens of hours of play …

A Peek Into The World of Legend of the Five Rings

Two samurai bow to each other before beginning a fatal duel that will end in the single stroke of a sword. A gigantic oni peers over a massive wall …

A Dungeon Crawler Based on Indian Mythology

<i>Asura</i> is a hack and slash that puts you in the role of a dangerous demon fighting an evil maharaja. Inspired by Indian myths and full of intense …

How To Survive The Tomb of Horrors: Tips From Role-Playing Royalty

<i>Tomb of Horrors</i> has a reputation as the deadliest dungeon of all-time, and it has just been re-released and updated for the 5th edition of <i>Dungeons &</i> …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Beats Hard Boss Using a Bookshelf

When Nintendo first announced that <b>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</b> (then an untitled Zelda game) would be open world, many players didn’t know …

5 Fantasies Rooted in Folklore

Though we consider things in much starker genre divides now, there is nothing so universal as a fantasy story. Fantasy’s roots are in folklore: the …

4 Ways to Create Believable Urban Fantasy

If you write fantasy, your job is to render a completely new world, in any setting, at any time in history (or future), with any rules you want to …

Creative Writing

The 5 Best Episodes Of The Terrible 'Legend of Zelda' Cartoon

The show was bad, but here are some episodes that remain entertaining.<p>The <i>Legend of Zelda: The Animated Series</i> was bad, but as with any …

This NES Emulator Build Lets You Use Cartridges to Play Games

You may not remember this, but Nintendo hardware used to be a pretty big deal. The original Game Boy and NES both had remarkable industrial design …

Raspberry Pi

Hanuman

Hanuman is one of several zoomorphic characters in Indian mythology, but is the only wholly animal figure who is revered as a god today. The mythic …

How to Map Your Fantasy World

Map of Alagaësia, Credit: Christopher Paolini“I wisely started with a map, and made the story fit,” J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in a letter in 1954.The …

Maps

Malaysian illustrator creates art based on Asian legends for magnificent results【Art】

These beautiful pieces are both magical and terrifying.<p>There are a number of amazing folk legends from Asia which combine mysticism with creepy …

Art

A walk through Wales' beguiling Black Mountains

Driving along the windy, tree-funnelled road into Llanthony, I pass six squaddies. They are wearing combat fatigues and worn expressions. It’s early, just after breakfast. They look young and very possibly lost.<p>The sight of them – trudging along the roadside, rain-splashed rucksacks on their backs …

Hiking

13 Amazing Stories Behind The Most Fascinating Creatures From Indian Mythology

Stories about fantastic creatures have been around as long as the human civilization has. And the Indian civilization being one of the oldest in the …

Women in Ancient Greece

Women in the ancient Greek world had few rights in comparison to male citizens. Unable to vote, own land, or inherit, a woman’s place was in the home …

TRANSFORMERS Producer To Adapt DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Creator's Stories To Film & TV

Dungeons & Dragons<p>Credit: TSR<p><i>Transformers</i> and <i>X-Men</i> film producer Tom DeSanto has been tapped by the estate of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> co-creator Gary Gygax …

Dungeons and Dragons

Super Mario looks super with bricks | The Brothers Brick

In 2015, the thirtieth anniversary of Mario, Nintendo released an awesome amiibo of every player one’s favorite koopa slaying plumber as a 3D version …

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - demo reactions

At Hyper Japan Festival 2016 earlier this month, 30 fans won the opportunity to play the E3 demo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. …

Nintendo Writes Book Full of Old Childhood Memories

Pick up this tribute to the NES at your local bookstore.<p>Right on the heels of Nintendo's announcement of the new NES Classic retro console, the company is releasing another piece video game nostalgia. <i>Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics</i> is a book from publisher Prima Games that will be sure to …

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

This is the perfect week to revisit the company’s creative heyday.<p><b>WHAT:</b> A ten-minute clip from a documentary set inside the Nintendo offices in the early ‘90s heyday of the Super NES (or Super Famicom, if you’re old school).<p><b>WHO:</b> Game historian and podcaster “Game Escape” unearthed the clip and …

Retrogaming

Magic in Ancient Greece

For the Greeks magic (<i>mageia</i> or <i>goeteia</i>) was a wide-ranging topic which involved spells and evil prayers (<i>epoidai</i>), curse tablets (<i>katadesmoi</i>), …

The Best Video Game the Year You Were Born

From 1971 to present, these are the games that moved an entire industry forward.<p>From pixels to polygons, here's what was destroying gamers' thumbs the year you were born.

Interview with James Sutter - Co-Creator of Pathfinder & Creative Director of Starfinder

<b>First off, what sorts of things do you make & and how would you summarize your career with tabletop gaming?</b><p>I’m currently a Creative Director with …

Board Games

Chinese shows captivate audience at Afro-Chinese Arts Festival

A Chinese artist performs mask-changing dance at the opening ceremony of the 1st Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore Festival, in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, …

China