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Are modern games easier or simply designed better?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>In recent years, an odd consensus has arisen where many believe that games are easier than they used to be. In many cases it’s true, and it isn’t surprising, …

Game|Life: How to Make Videogames That Are Fun and Meaningful

Game designers Mike Mika and Greg Kasavin talk about how they create videogames that are fun to play but also meaningful.

The Importance of Holistic Game Design

Discussing the need for harmony between mechanics and aesthetics.<p>Midyear, ‘06, Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston did the talk show rounds to peddle …

How to design levels for a platformer

In a previous article, I gave you <i>11 Tips for making a fun platformer</i>. That article had general tips that covered a wide range of game design tasks. …

13 More Tips for Making a Fun Platformer

This article is a follow-up of a previous article I wrote, 11 Tips for making a fun platformer. Once again, this article focuses on platformers, but …

11 Tips for making a fun platformer

A <i>platformer</i> is a game in which a character runs and jumps around a level consisting of platforms floating in the air. Although this article focuses …