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Posted by Winifred Phillips on 08/14/18 07:44:00 pm in Audio, Business/Marketing, VR
Video game composer Winifred Phillips explores how composers can learn about Virtual Reality through VR arcades. Includes the history of some major international VR arcade franchises, with success stories and possible future developments in the field.

Posted by Neil Schneider on 08/13/18 11:46:00 am in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
Billions of dollars later (and many more to come, I'm sure), seemingly wild investments in Magic Leap, Oculus, and more are put into future computing perspective.

This week's highlights include impressions of the much-pivoted We Happy Few, hands-on with the vaunted Magic Leap AR glasses, and lots more besides.

Posted by Ben Weber on 08/10/18 09:24:00 am in Programming, Smartphone/Tablet
Procedural content generation needs automated playtesting, here’s one approach to explore.

This 2-part essay provides a disruptive game design framework based on shape language and traditional composition for heightening physical empathy and the sensory experience of players with a focus on art and narrative-driven games and transmedia.

Posted by Tommy Thompson on 08/06/18 09:46:00 am in Design, Programming, Console/PC
Eight years in development, 2016's DOOM was a long awaited return for the franchise. I take a look at the AI toolchain adopted in the game, where it comes from and the secrets that reinforce the game's 'Push Forward Combat' philosophy.





Posted by Jonathan Linowes on 08/16/18 06:58:00 pm in Programming, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
How does a Unity developer “create once, build many” while dealing with the rich, varied, constantly changing plethora of VR or AR toolkits and services? At Parkerhill, we came up with a set of best practices that work for us.

Posted by Victor Sanchez on 08/15/18 07:03:00 pm in Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie
What is Systemic Narrative and how it can improve current narrative approaches?

Posted by Adrian Hawkins on 08/15/18 07:02:00 pm in Design, Programming, Indie
In parts 1 and 2 we talked about the design of our Discord RPG; part 3 of this blog series covers the technology used to build it, including servers, database and API choices.

Posted by Caleb Compton on 08/14/18 07:34:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Art
Most people know who directed their favorite movie or wrote their favorite book, but the people who make games are often unknown. In this series I hope to spotlight some of the best game designers around starting with an all-time great, Shigeru Miyamoto

Posted by Marcus Bumer on 08/14/18 07:30:00 pm in Design, Indie
We asked Twitter about the flaws of Point & Click Adventures. Here's a summary of what people told us.

Posted by Jill Sullivan on 08/14/18 07:22:00 pm in Production, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
A Q&A with Sharkbite Games, creators of Kongregate’s latest mobile release "BeSwitched."