Blog: Analyzing and understanding player motivation - Part 1
This article will explain simply how our memory works and how it's affected by hormones and neurotransmitters. Why? To explain why and how psychological models works.
Games have helped the Twitch community raise over $75M for charity
The Twitch community has raised over $75 million for around 100 different charities since the streaming platform first launched.
Blog: How Fire Emblem Heroes made $100M from 10M installs
Fire Emblem Heroes
has been Nintendo's most successful self-developed mobile game. But what makes it successful?
Taking the sting out of failure in Supergiant's Pyre
"In life, we all learn through failure and not just through success. It was important for our characters to survive these confrontations and face their adversaries again." - Greg Kasavin, Creative Director at Supergiant.
'Sometimes life isn't fair': Mario Kart director defends Blue Shell game design
"When we've experimented without the Blue Shell, actually it feels like something's missing. Like there's something not quite enough in the game," Mario Kart
director Kosuke Yabuki explains to Eurogamer.
PS3 games are a big deal inside the Guantanamo Bay detention camp
"We're constantly trying to increase the amount of games that we have," an officer at Guantanamo Bay tells Waypoint in a new feature on the camp's game library and how inmates make use of it.
Video: Animating pups, boars & other quadrupeds in The Flame in the Flood
At GDC 2017 The Molasses Flood's Gwen Frey, sole animator on The Flame in The Flood
, discusses how to rapidly generate triple-A quadruped locomotion as an indie dev.
Get a job: Be a Character Artist at Insomniac Games
The folks at Insomniac Games are looking for an artist to join the team as a character artist working on the studio's upcoming Spider-Man game at its offices in Burbank, California.
Kingsway dev says Tamagotchi and his gym helped save him from burnout
Working out, napping, and digital pets are some of game development’s best-kept secrets.
Roblox set to pay in-game devs over $30M in 2017
Developers creating content for the game-within-a-game platform Roblox could see payouts totaling $30 million before year end.
Don't Miss: Dying Light: The Following devs share 5 tips for making great DLC
From upping your level design game to introducing new mechanics, here are five tips from the developers of Dying Light: The Following
devs on creating quality DLC.
How Japanese game devs are coping with growing free-to-play pricing pressure
As free to play and low-cost games become more commonplace on Steam and mobile, how are Japanese game developers adapting to make sure their full-priced offerings stay afloat in a competitive market?
Blog: Why Behold the Kickmen is a surprisingly important game
Behold the Kickmen
is a pastiche on football, and in the following post I want to explain why I believe it could be a hugely important title for the indie scene, and perhaps even beyond.
The 2018 Independent Games Festival submissions are now open!
Hey devs! Submissions are now open for the 2018 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 20th year during GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a 'community-developed' indie game
Croatian indie studio Little Green Men incorporated a great deal of community feedback into its tactical space simulator Starpoint Gemini Warlords.
Sponsored: Evolving the tech behind God of War
As Santa Monica Studio takes God of War
in a bold new direction, the studio shares key technological highlights that make this possible on PlayStation -- and maybe you can help.
Blog: Building interactions for 3DOF VR controllers
A close look at developing comfortable and intuitive interactions for 3DOF VR controllers in Along Together on Daydream
Dying Light is still pulling in 500,000 weekly players
Techland's parkour-fuelled zombie thriller Dying Light
is still pulling in 500,000 players a week, despite launching in January 2015.
Blog: A Kickstarter analysis of the Plague Inc. board game
Plague Inc: The Board Game was my first tabletop game project, and when it all began I was hungry for any advice I could get. Now, I want to share some of the lessons I've learned.
Arms producer Kosuke Yabuki outlines Nintendo's prototyping process
"Within Nintendo, individual people or teams have their ideas, and also we kind of choose the prototypes that are best suited to a team's skills to work on them."
Blog: Thinking about game texture and liminal spaces
On strangely enchanting old games, thinking of games in physical terms, and the potential of flaws to create liminal spaces.
Blog: How to write reliable game code and avoid catastrophe
Ubisoft gameplay programmer Bartlomiej Waszak presents solutions on how to write more reliable game code, and avoid common mistakes in game programming.
Video Game Deep Cuts: Castlevania Go-es To Arms
This week's longform articles & videos of the week include the making of the Castlevania Netflix series, hardcore Pokemon Go
players, and an in-depth Arms
How Destiny 2's clan system is shaped by Super Bowl rings
Game designer and Destiny 2
social lead M.E. Chung explains to the Financial Post how Bungie studies sports and team culture for inspiration in designing Destiny
's new community & clan systems.
Kingsway's developer explains how to make the most out of your user interface
We talked to the designer of the role-playing 'operating system' Kingsway
about indie life and developing a UI-focused game.