F2P expert Levy explains the importance of understanding how different player types enjoy different games. He presents the 4 pleasures model as a mental framework for gaining a holistic understanding of players and the pleasures they derive from play.
Neil Schneider, Founder of mtbs3D.com and Manager of Immersive Technology Services at the Faculty of Business and IT at UOIT talks about Virtuix Omni's appearance on Shark Tank and the sad ramifications for the gaming industry and its customers.
Why would any developer pay for cloud resources when they can barter?
Exploring various escape/running away mechanics in RPG's over the years.
Novel approaches to the weirdest sound design challenge of my career so far.
Gamasutra editor Mike Rose talks to Rob Jagnow and Brendan Mauro from Lazy 8 Studios about Extrasolar, a rather unique browser game that's currently in closed beta.
This is the first question players ask themselves when they start a game. This is directly related to the goal(conflict) of the game, which is the first thing we need to know if we are going to progress in the game(story). How can we communicate...
On Oct. 23, the SEC proposed rules that would allow crowdfunding of a company in exchange for equity. Given the particulars of the proposal, will this be a good fit for the game industry? Can we, or do we want to, move from Kickstarter to an equity model?
This is the second part of an article that explores what social impact games might teach us about designing all of our games to have a more positive impact on the world.
Reflections on shipping my first game and exactly how it didn't feel--a case study on impostor syndrome.
As next gen consoles vie for supremacy, the debate over which is "most indie friendly" has become corrosive and unhealthy. They all have their pros and cons
Indie developers are great at making games. However, many new companies are still lacking on the PR & Marketing side. Here are some basic guidelines and tips on how to spread awareness about your indie game without spending all your money or time on it.