Much as I usually dislike mantras that oversimplify design methods, this particular one I found an extremely useful not only in retaining exploration and agency in game design, but in keeping those things prioritized when crunch hits hard!
Want your mobile game to stand out amongst other apps? Competitive analysis can help you better understand your market and chance for success.
A brief history of racist tropes in high fantasy, and how Bioware gets it right.
So Konami has attempted to clarify things with a statement -- but really just muddied the waters. What's going on?
The Tenets of Community Management Series: Part 1 of 3
Composing adaptive music for video games is an art in and of itself. This blog and video tutorials will discuss the main paradigms for composing adaptive music and detail the most advanced one using a new software called Elias.
With publishers now advertising paid downloadable content months, or even a year in advance of a game's release, what opportunities has this opened up for developers and publishers going down a different route?
Making a game is one thing, getting people to care about it is a completely different story. In this blog series I am going to be discussing my personal experiences with this process, and reveal some of the tricks I've picked up along the way.
In the wrong hands a focus group can provide anything but focus, and even lead to disasters like Poochie the Dog. To get the answers you need with market research, you have to you have to know what and who to ask.
Today's post is a look back at XCOM Enemy Unknown and why it was not only a great reboot but one of the best games from Firaxis
Communication between composer and client can be fraught with misunderstanding. Get your lexicon refined and work together faster with better results.
This is a post mortem of a game never realized and the second and final part of an overview about storytelling.
If you want to know the design decisions to take in order to tell a story through gameplay, this post is what you need. Survey included.