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Narrative Design in Dark Souls

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Game Design

For Square Enix, designing Hitman as a 'board game' just made sense

Finding the most efficient route through your average mission in a <i>Hitman</i> game often feels like solving a puzzle, and so in retrospect it's not so …

Game Design

Nintendo can be about more than video games, says Iwata

<i>"Yamauchi was one to always say ‘Nintendo is a company for entertainment, and it shouldn’t be for anything else,’ and he didn’t necessarily think</i> …

Game Development

How to position the camera for isometric assets

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Game Development

You and me become we: Dancing with Bounden

A few years ago Adriaan de Jongh was at a party playing Werewolf, a popular social roleplaying game where friends coerce, flatter and fib. "I fell in …

Game Design

How to use YouTube streamers to market your game

<i>"AAA companies are starting to wise up, and have realized YouTubers aren't going anywhere. That doesn't mean if you're indie you can't compete, but</i> …

Game Design

This Week in Video Game Criticism: The Speed Racer of Games

<b>This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the sound design of Ico</b> …

Game Development

Jumping Head First into Motion Control Design

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Game Design

Stanford University acquires source code for first ever online virtual world

<b>Newsbrief</b>: Stanford University Libraries today announced that it has acquired the source code files for <i>MUD1</i>, the very first online virtual world, …

Game Design

Starfish Rig - 5 Bone Human Skeleton

<b>The Starfish Rig</b><p><i>Humanoid rig with 5 bones</i><p>This article is also available as PDF. Get it here: StarfishRig.pdf<p><i>This micro-article will not teach you how</i> …

Game Development

Un-pro-cedural Generation

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Game Development

Faceware offers new simultaneous video/voiceover capture service

Middleware developer Faceware Technologies has partnered with translation and audio services company Binari Sonori, in a bid to raise the quality of …

Game Design

Focused Communication and Communities in Games

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Game Design

What Is "Degenerate"?

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Game Design

Zynga expat launches Luminary, a small-scale mobile game studio

Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer shared details on his new studio Luminary and its first game, <i>Greedy Goblins</i>, in an interview published today by …

Game Design

'Where to go with this?': The crowdsourcing crash course of #IDARB

“Where to go with this?”<p>That question, posed on social media, is what launched Mike Mika’s largely unintentional, headlong crash course in …

Game Development

Trials Fusion - Welcome To The Future

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Game Development

4-Layers, A Narrative Design Approach

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Game Design

The Poor Game Developer Tool Kit

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You can now stream AAA games through your Ouya

Ouya owners can now stream a range of triple-A games directly to their console, thanks to the launch of a new cloud gaming beta program from Playcast …

Game Development

Unity details what to expect from its WebGL publishing support

Having unveiled its WebGL publishing tech at GDC last month, Unity has now talked more about the future of publishing Unity games for the web, …

Game Development

Ga-Ma-Yo: our first #gamedev meet-up experience

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Game Development

Facebook wooing mobile developers with FbStart

The folks at Facebook are angling to show their support for mobile developers via FbStart, a new app development accelerator program announced today …

Game Development

How Introducing a Second Currency Improved PvZ2

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Game Development

Reasons for Modest First Projects and Incremental Learning

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Game Design

How Candy Crush, QuizUp and Flappy Bird Can Make SAT Prep Go Viral

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Game Development

Magic and Religion in World Building, Part 1

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Game Development

The "M" Word - Building a Respectful Free-to-Play Model

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Game Design

In Search of Bigfoot (The eight elusive phases of game development)

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Project Management

Zenimax, Oculus in legal dispute, and John Carmack's caught in the middle

Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR has led to a fight over rights to virtual reality technology -- and game programming legend John …

Virtual Reality