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Refining the game systems of Diablo III

Like so many games, Blizzard's latest <i>Diablo</i> game went through a remarkable number of iterations, both pre- and post-launch, as the dev team tried to …

Blog: Working with pixel art sprites in Unity - Part 2

The second part of my ongoing series about building an alternative workflow for working with pixel art in Unity. This time I go over how I easily …

Perfect Adventures for the New Dungeon Master

<b>Perfect Adventures for the New Dungeon Master</b><p>Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time is a daunting task, especially for a new Dungeon Master. …

Board Games

StarCraft Is Still The Most Relevant RTS Game 20 Years Later

The real-time strategy genre has been a long-standing staple of PC games, continually challenging its players to flex their skills through the years. Whether it’s executing an optimal build order, maintaining an efficient flow of resources, micromanaging armies, or countering enemy strategies, …

Starcraft

The 15 Most Powerful Dungeons & Dragons Artifacts, Ranked

by Scott Baird<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>The magical items that can be found or forged in <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> are usually broken down into categories of strength, …

The Mysteries of UI Design for Video Games

The Mysteries of UI Design for Video Games Josh Bycer josh@game-wisdom.comUI Design is an underrated part of game development and can make or break a …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

In a pivotal <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> scene, one character urges another to "let it all die." The character is talking about relics of past generations: Jedi, Sith, rebels, empires. At times, this movie feels determined to do just that. If 2015's <i>The Force Awakens</i> bent over backward to be like the …

Why Remakes, Like Shadow of the Colossus, Are Awesome

After spending a little bit of time with the PlayStation 4 version of <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i>, I have to say that I’m really into the idea of game …

The State Of The 3DS In 2017

The state of the Nintendo 3DS in 2017 is “still alive,” which often raises the question: When’s Nintendo going to kill this thing?<p>While it fell far …

Saving Japan's Games

<i>A Tokyo non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving Japan’s earliest video games before they die.</i><p>On a Sunday morning in September, Typhoon …

Popular Mechanics: Deck Builder As A Game Or A Mechanic?

Keep your game pure, simple and just about building your deck or add more components to add more complexity? Which is best?<p>Howdy, friends! Welcome to …

Instagram Just Made A HUGE Change

Today, you can say goodbye to the Instagram icon you know and love. That's right, Instagram is rolling out a new logo design today. While it takes …

Behance

Mobile App Design: 14 Trendy Color Schemes

Mobile app design is vital for any business today if it aims to provide excellent user experience. According to studies, users spend 89% of their …

UI Design

Tiếng Trung có phải là một ngôn ngữ mê tín? - zeal

§<p>Chủ đề <br>Vặt vãnh<p>Tác giả: Julie Sedivy | Nguồn: Nautilus<br>Biên dịch: Chú Thoòng | Hiệu đính: Aceae<br>11/08/2017<p>Mỗi năm cứ vào dịp Tết Âm lịch, hơn một tỷ …

Gorogoa is a magical game that doesn't want to immerse you in its world

If there is a word that both players and developers utter with equal enthusiasm it is ‘immersion’. Game worlds are something we want to fall into, …

The Puzzle Of A Lifetime

The first time I played <i>Gorogoa</i>, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.<p>I'd heard about <i>Gorogoa</i> for years, but never tried it. Maybe it was because, even …

The rise and rise of tabletop gaming

Gentler designs with an emphasis on teamwork are fuelling a boom in board game sales. Why, in the golden age of video games, are we choosing to play with counters round a table? Below, the best of the new wave<p>It’s a bright Thursday morning in Oxford, and the Thirsty Meeples cafe on Gloucester Green …

Board Games

The Four Elements of Game Design: Part 2

In our previous article, we examined some of the aspects of game design, in particular challenge and choice. Challenge and choice can create …

The Four Elements of Game Design: Part 1

What is a game? There are a lot of theories, and while most game designers will agree on certain aspects, there has never really been a solid answer. …

Board Games

The Full History of Board Games

The Royal Game of Ur 2600 BC<p>Within the past few years board games have gone through an explosion of growth. In 2012 The Guardian went as far as …

I never loved you : UnsentLetters

I never loved you. I just liked your laugh and how it spread to everyone around you, how you can still steal a smile from me even now.<p>I never loved …

Keep Things Clear: Don't Confuse Your Players

Playing a game can be a complex task. Some games, like <i>Snakes and Ladders</i>, are pretty straightforward—but some games, like <i>SpaceChem</i> or <i>Factorio</i>, can be …

Class Design in Games: Beyond RPGs

Classes are everywhere. Once the domain of RPGs, now class systems have been pushed into every type of game imaginable. We're all familiar with the …

Board Games

Why aren’t there more “Mature” games for Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo reportedly encouraging more adult fare but still won't create it.<p>Since removing the blood in the original <i>Mortal Kombat</i> on the Super NES, …

Nintendo Switch

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Do They Matter?

Explainer<p>Find out all about these elusive ripples in space-time and why the latest detection has astronomers celebrating.<p>Explainer<p>On October 16, scientists announced the first observation of its kind: the detection of gravitational waves, wrinkles in spacetime predicted by Einstein more than a …

The Adventurer's Guide to a New Zealand Road Trip

Follow the path of these 12 essential adventures for the perfect expedition.<p>New Zealand's South Island was made for road trips. It has glaciers, fjords, volcanoes, vineyards, <i>Lord of the Rings</i>-style forest, impeccable roads, and very few people sharing it. With only a million inhabitants in a …

New Zealand

Amazing Green Route in Thailand

Explore Thailand's historic regions and witness its commitment to environmental preservation.<p>The Amazing Green Route, one of Thailand’s 7 Greens activities, takes travelers on a journey through Thailand’s carefully preserved natural beauty and culture. The sample itineraries featured in this route …