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In the GDC 2017 audio track, several divergent systems for interactive music implementation were presented. Video game composer Winifred Phillips explores some of these systems, while also sharing interactive music case studies from her own projects.

Posted by Ariel Gross on 06/26/17 01:24:00 pm in Audio, Design, Art
How can you better prepare yourself for the marathon of getting hired in this industry? While aimed at game audio, this article includes practical techniques and tips that apply to any creative field.

Posted by Niklas Gray on 06/26/17 11:24:00 am in Programming
In this blog post I argue for using 0 as the default and "nil" value in multiple parts of the code.

Posted by Mike Acton on 06/26/17 10:57:00 am in Business/Marketing
Here's an introductory checklist of some questions to get you started on getting the answers that will actually help you get the information you need to do your job well

Video games: let's mix the creative risks of mass media projects with technology that's work-in-progress alongside the game's production! What could go wrong? And why being indie and having freedom comes with a cost.

Having trouble coming up with achievement names? That's because it's really hard! This article provides some tips and shortcuts for the achievement-naming process, plus commentary on the value of inserting small "personality details" into your game





An intriguing and insightful look into the development process from taking a hit free to play PC game to the Mobile marketplace.

Posted by Brian Cullen on 06/26/17 10:44:00 am in Audio, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Indie
I remade my debut game You Are Not A Banana. The Better Edition features lots of improvements based on player feedback. This article provides an overview of some of the new features, tips on the dev process, and links to handy tools/plugins.

Post Mortem for Open Sorcery, a text based puzzle game where you play BEL/S, a magical firewall: a fire elemental that is bound with C++ code. Gameplay is investigative, branching, and intertwined with the story.

EVERY GAME DEVELOPER NEEDS AN ENGAGING DEVELOPMENT BLOG. IT'S A GATEWAY TO COMMUNITY, AND A STAGE TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS. HERE IS HOW TO CREATE AN ENGAGING ONE.

Posted by Devlyn Daubenschmidt on 06/26/17 10:34:00 am in Design, Art, Indie
This is a small set of thoughts and score reflection after being judged in a Game Jam.

Posted by Damian Sanchez on 06/26/17 10:34:00 am in Audio, Console/PC, Indie
A retrospective of the audio work by Damian Sanchez on Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team's game.