Gamasutra - Blogs http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ Zack Wood's Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:37:16 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) MP Alternatives: Lessons from the Classics - by Zack Wood http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140910/225311/MP_Alternatives_Lessons_from_the_Classics.php Design,Console/PC,Serious,Indie Tired of having 0MP and no Ethers? Let's take a look at alternatives to the stereotypical "MP System" from some older RPGs. Part of a new series of posts called "Lessons from the Classics." http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140910/225311/MP_Alternatives_Lessons_from_the_Classics.php Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:00 EDT The Ogre Battle Games: SRPGs of Lordly Caliber - by Zack Wood http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140708/220441/The_Ogre_Battle_Games_SRPGs_of_Lordly_Caliber.php Design,Art,Console/PC,Serious A look back at the "Ogre Battle Saga" games (1994-2002) and the worlds they created. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140708/220441/The_Ogre_Battle_Games_SRPGs_of_Lordly_Caliber.php Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:06:00 EDT The Romancing SaGa Series: Over Two Decades of Unique JRPGs - by Zack Wood http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140603/218756/The_Romancing_SaGa_Series_Over_Two_Decades_of_Unique_JRPGs.php Design,Art,Console/PC,Serious With 10+ entries, the "Saga" Series has been Square Enix's special side project since 1989. Here are some of the characteristic features that have earned it a passionate fan-base and kept the series going. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140603/218756/The_Romancing_SaGa_Series_Over_Two_Decades_of_Unique_JRPGs.php Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:03:00 EDT Chrysanthemum: The Addictive Art of Flower Arrangement - by Zack Wood http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140508/217362/Chrysanthemum_The_Addictive_Art_of_Flower_Arrangement.php Design,Art,Console/PC,Indie A quick look at Chrysanthemum, the little known Mac OS7 game from 1993 based on the art of flower arranging. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140508/217362/Chrysanthemum_The_Addictive_Art_of_Flower_Arrangement.php Thu, 08 May 2014 05:36:00 EDT Shadow of the Ninja: Game Design Analysis - by Zack Wood http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140313/212996/Shadow_of_the_Ninja_Game_Design_Analysis.php Audio,Design,Art,Console/PC,Serious A look at the cyberpunk world of Natsume's 1990 classic for the NES, Shadow of the Ninja. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140313/212996/Shadow_of_the_Ninja_Game_Design_Analysis.php Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:59:00 EDT The World of Dizzy: A Fantastic Adventure - by Zack Wood http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140211/210354/The_World_of_Dizzy_A_Fantastic_Adventure.php Audio,Design,Production,Art,Console/PC,Serious A look at the world created in "The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy" ("Fantastic Dizzy") for the NES. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ZackWood/20140211/210354/The_World_of_Dizzy_A_Fantastic_Adventure.php Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:21:00 EST