Ben Serviss's Blog
Co-founder and game designer/producer at NYC indie game collective and label Studio Mercato. I've worked in commercial (console/MMO/F2P), social, educational and indie games. I write about game design, narrative and the NYC development scene at dashjump.com. Follow me on twitter at @benserviss.
Is the indie bubble really going to pop? Not only is the answer no, but the concept of an indie bubble may point to something more meaningful for the future of games.
Every game has a personality - and some aren't so nice. Here's why making sure your game is on its best behavior matters.
At PRACTICE, NYU's annual game conference, a core tenet of game design is revealed: the relentless quest for self-improvement.
New York City doesn't have much of a reputation for game development. The NYC Games Forum intends to change that.
It's easy to forget how hilariously absurd most games actually are. All it takes to be reminded is simply changing your point of view.
Eddie Rhodes became a millionaire by cashing in on meaning in games. Is this what the game industry has become?
Ben Serviss's Comments
[Blog - 12/10/2013 - 10:16]
Thanks Daniel - reading your ...
Thanks Daniel - reading your comment made writing this post worth it : r n r nI believe you 're right, I had been looking at the issue as more of a crash situation than a maturing market. r n r nIf this ends up being the case, it seems ...
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[Blog - 11/06/2013 - 04:03]
This article is great, with ...
This article is great, with this one exception: r n r n Twitter. DON T LINK YOUR TWITTER. DON T DON T DON T. Do. Not. Link. Your. Twitter. No good can come of that. It will confuse the message that you are a professional, because Twitter is the guileless ...
[News - 11/07/2013 - 12:43]
Every time someone talks about ...
Every time someone talks about single-player games being a historical aberration, I think of Solitaire. Sure, maybe it 's only a few hundred years old so in the grand scheme it 's still a blip, but it 's not like video games were the first single-player games ever.
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