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How to be a Resourceful Indie Game Developer

The thought of making a video game can be daunting. There’s code to write, 3D assets to model and texture, sound design, music, gameplay, voice …

Four Misconceptions About Game Development

Steam is a highly popular platform for gaming, with various genres and games—from the big names like CS:GO and Team Fortress 2 to tiny indie games …

Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness Coming West in 2016 - IGN News

This Instagram Account Offers a New Perspective on China

LightBox Newsletter<p>Sign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors. View Sample<p>When Kevin Frayer moved to China two years ago, the freelance …

Getting Started in Game Design: Expert Tips from Mike Rossi

<i>Mike started his career 4 years ago as a graduate from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s in Media and Communication Technology and a</i> …

Report Verifies That Only the Top 100 iOS Games Can Make Profit

When the App Store comes up in discussions about game development, some describe it as the land of opportunity, with examples such as <i>Clash of Clans</i> …

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7 crafting systems game designers should study

Crafting is big. Like, <i>really</i> big.<p>It might seem counter-intuitive, but players have made it clear that they find navigating menus and smashing random …

Yik Yak will now let you share faceless, appropriate photos

Anonymous, location-based app Yik Yak — which has largely gained traction with teens and college kids — announced today that it will allow its users to share photos anonymously, too.<p>You know, as long as those photos are appropriate and don’t contain a single human face.<p>It seems that the folks at …

How No Man’s Sky creator is using clever tech to build a truly indie game universe

Sean Murray isn’t creating just one new world. He’s creating a whole universe of them in his sci-fi game No Man’s Sky, which uses a clever technology to mathematically generate new worlds for players to explore.<p>This “procedural” technology has been around for a while, but it hasn’t been used on …