Killer & Dragons: The GungHo and Grasshopper Interview
by Christian Nutt
His company went from an unknown to beating Nintendo for market cap thanks to the success of Puzzle & Dragons, and in this interivew, Kazuki Morishita explains his personal management style to Gamasutra -- joined by Goichi "SUDA51" Suda, whose studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, he recently acquired.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
PlayStation Plus: Good for Players, But is it Good for Developers?
by Kris Graft
Sony's service, which allows gamers to get a huge variety of free games, has been a big hit with PlayStation fans. But what do developers get out of it? Gamasutra finds out.
Postmortem: Appy Entertainment's Animal Legends
by Rory McGuire
From building a flexible, low-cost server back-end to launching big in China, Animal Legends offered the team at Appy Entertainment a huge number of challenges -- which are fully outlined in this candid postmortem.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, China
Managing Risk in Video Game Development
by Paul Tozour
How do you best manage risk when creating a game? Using this article and the attached spreadsheet, you can better identify the problem areas in your game and get a sense of whether any decisions you are making actually make business sense.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Crowdfunding, One Year Later
by David Daw
Game Developer Magazine asked devs behind major crowdfunding pushes from the last year -- Chris Roberts, Brenda Romero, Greg Rice, and Jim Rossignol and James Carey -- for their advice on what worked for them and what they’d do differently.
Business/Marketing, Game Developer Magazine, Console/PC, Indie, GD Mag, GD Mag Exclusive
Nintendo's Difficult Path Forward
by Matt Matthews,
Following Nintendo's lackluster annual financial results, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews breaks down the sales statistics to find out what Nintendo must do to turn its business around.
A Mini-Postmortem Roundup
by Game Developer Magazine Staff
Game Developer magazine has put together a collection of four shorter postmortems, each for a game developed for a different platform: Muteki's Dragon Fantasy (mobile), Subset Games's FTL (PC), KIXEYE's War Commander (social), and ]['s Dyad (console).
Business/Marketing, GD Mag, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Console/PC, Game Developer Magazine, Production, Postmortem, Design, GD Mag Exclusive
Inside the PlayStation 4 With Mark Cerny
by Christian Nutt
When the PlayStation 4 was announced, lead system architect Mark Cerny called out its "supercharged PC architecture" -- but what does that mean? Gamasutra spoke to Cerny at length, and this article details precisely what the hardware is capable of.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Console/PC
A Journey to Monaco: Andy Schatz Looks Back
by Mike Rose
The developer of the IGF grand prize winner reflects on the game, almost four years in the making -- recounting his personal struggles, his business problems, and the solutions he's learned over the course of making the game.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview, Indie
Behind the Scenes of the Paragon Studios Shutdown
by Chris Morris
The 2004 MMO City of Heroes shut down late last year, but there was an abortive attempt by studio personnel to buy the game from publisher NCsoft and keep it running -- and Gamasutra brings you that story now.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Social/Online