Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
This week's highlights include an article about Facebook Messenger's AR microgames, a detailed look at Valve's upcoming Artifact card game, & lots more besides.
A look into the media coverage of the latest gamescom.
Far Cry Primal introduces a taming mechanic that allows players to use wildlife as an assisting character. In this piece I explain how this was designed and implemented.
Promoting sustainable business practises is a key issue for the International Game Developers Association. This white paper aims to provide practical tips for sustainable management—featuring a series of points that have immediately actionable value.
On August 30th, China's Ministry of Education issued a notice aimed at preventing myopia among minors. The notice was issued because the increase in gaming and internet may be leading to higher rates of myopia. This may have a significant impact on games.
Finding playtesters who'll play your game weekly online is really difficult. But should you? This post discusses why you should not let the same people test all the time and how to find enough playtesters.
What is the common point between Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, Spielberg’s ET and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables? They are all seen as masterpieces in their respective genre, but why?
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition marks the inaugural public version that I will publish broadly every week going forward too. Opinions are mine.
This week's highlights include analyses or interviews on Donut County, Exapunks, Prey: Mooncrash & many more.