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Oleg Nesterenko's Blog


Editor at Game World Observer, an online magazine covering video games industry.

Fledgling fantasy writer and a seasoned gamer with a heart forever torn between The Last of Us and The Witcher 3


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ENCODYA is a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure game that came out on PC on Jauary 26. We caught up with ENCODYA's developer Nicola Piovesan to discuss the game and the team behind it at chaosmonger studio.

Tim Willits, chief creative officer at Saber Interactive and former studio director of id Software, discusses his 25+ years in video games. We'll revisit some of the most interesting game design choices made in DOOM 3, Rage, and the Quake series.

Krzysztof Chomicki, game and level designer on Carrion, discusses what it took to create the ultimate monster simulation experience of 2020. Topics covered: MonoGame, physics simulation, controls, interconnected systems, level and puzzle design, etc.

Cloudpunk is a neon-noir story set in a dystopian cyberpunk metropolis.The studio behind the title is Berlin-based developer ION LANDS. I caught up with its founder Marko Dieckmann to discuss Cloudpunk and the struggles it took to create it.

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Comment In: [Blog - 08/14/2019 - 11:21]

Good point. I don 't ...

Good point. I don 't expect many devs to pick it up either. By definition, the mindmap mechanic makes most sense for games where the story comes first. So I think, the quality of the writing is actually the biggest limiting factor here. Titles that have this kind of narrative ...