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Sponsored Feature: Real-Time Parametric Shallow Wave Simulation 7
by John Van Drasek III [01.28.09]
Simulating convincing waves is mathematically complex and computationally taxing. In this sponsored article, part of the Intel Visual Computing microsite, John Van Drasek III, David Bookout and Adam Lake tackle the problem with DirectX 10.
Design, Programming, Visual Computing

Postmortem: American McGee's Grimm 7
by Wim Coveliers [01.22.09]
In this Gamasutra-exclusive postmortem, the creators of American McGee's Grimm honestly analyze the creation of the Chinese-developed episodic PC adventure series.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production

Processing The Truth: An Interview With David Shippy 9
by Leigh Alexander [01.16.09]
A new book claims that IBM's work on the PS3's Cell chip helped birth the Xbox 360's Xenon CPU -- and Gamasutra sits down with book co-author and chip architect David Shippy to uncover the facts.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Interview

Postmortem: RiverMan Media's MadStone 19
by Jacob Stevens [01.14.09]
Gamasutra's first-ever WiiWare postmortem reveals the story behind overlooked block puzzler MadStone, with technical, design, marketing and productivity lessons galore.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Art, Indie

Postmortem: Mommy's Best Games' Weapon of Choice 7
by Nathan Fouts [01.08.09]
Ex-Insomniac programmer Nathan Fouts created one of the standout Xbox Live Community Games in 2D side-scrolling shooter Weapon Of Choice, and explains how in this Gamasutra postmortem.
Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Indie

Game Developer's Front Line Awards 2008 3
by Jeffrey Fleming [01.07.09]
The editors of Gamasutra sister publication Game Developer magazine present the full 2008 Front Line Awards, with industry notables ranking and discussing this year's best game tools.
Audio, Design, Programming, Art, Game Developer Magazine

Visualizing Floats 7
by Mick West [01.07.09]
Despite their ubiquity, few programmers really take the time to study the underlying mechanics of floating point numbers, their limitations, and problems they can bring to games -- programmer West dives in.
Programming, Visual Computing

Sponsored Feature: How to Start a Multi-Threading Relationship 1
by Tommy Refenes [12.22.08]
In his own inimitably amusing fashion, Goo! programmer Tommy Refenes tackles the serious subject of creating and managing efficient and effective multi-threaded relationships, in this Gamasutra sponsored feature that's part of the Intel Visual Computing section.
Programming, Visual Computing

The Technology of F.E.A.R. 2: An Interview on Engine and AI Development 2
by Christian Nutt [12.19.08]
What puts the F.E.A.R into game technologists? This Gamasutra interview with a Monolith duo discusses F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin's tech underpinnings, from workflow to AI and beyond.
Design, Programming, Interview

A Matter of Luck 26
by Richard Todd [12.10.08]
In this game design analysis, former Midway and current Kuju designer Todd references titles from Diablo to Minesweeper to examine the use of luck in games.
Design, Programming