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Posted by Carsten Germer on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:42:00 EDT in Programming, Production, Smartphone/Tablet
Our game “Pavel Piezo - Trip to the Kite Festival” has just been released for the first target platform. This postmortem is about the production of a multi-platform HTML5 game for learning languages.

Posted by Carsten Germer on Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:19:00 EST in Design, Programming
By using a modified "Leitner system" to track a players behavior and learning progress within a game system, a game can react and tune any dynamic gameplay, content exposition or utilization of game mechanics.

Posted by Carsten Germer on Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:37:00 EST in Design, Programming
In game design there is a kind of love-hate relationship with randomness. How about a technique that provides random outcomes but within parameters that can be influenced to fit the game design?

Posted by Carsten Germer on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:09:00 EST in Programming, Smartphone/Tablet
Earlier this year, after the game design and concept for "Pavel Piezo - Trip to the Kite Festival" were almost done and funding was secured, the crucial question had to be answered: Which game engine or programming system should be used for production?

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Comment In: [Blog - 08/15/2014 - 01:45]

Thanks Chris, one more snippet ...

Thanks Chris, one more snippet I will keep in mind for future productions.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/14/2014 - 04:37]

Re: ...also experienced it with ...

Re: ...also experienced it with snowboarding, riding a bike as a kid , and the rules of chess. r nOne summer holiday as young teens, our group spent the last three weeks excessively playing A D D, almost every day, 8-10 hours. When school started again, our DM sic tried ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/23/2014 - 11:28]

Unless necessary for storytelling, e.g. ...

Unless necessary for storytelling, e.g. the horse being very close to the PC, you can try the writers equivalent to camera cut . r nAlong the line: The troll swings it 's giant club and roars it 's war cry. Before you can even grasp whats happening the your horse ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/17/2014 - 01:30]

Thank you for this really ...

Thank you for this really good read, Matt. You, and your coauthors, confirm a lot of my experiences and the resulting conclusions I 've collected in the years in the industry. r n Consumers like something new. But, more often they like something they are familiar with. makes me smile ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/16/2013 - 09:49]

Great read, thanks for sharing ...

Great read, thanks for sharing

Comment In: [Feature - 07/09/2013 - 01:00]

@m m @Doug Poston: r ...

@m m @Doug Poston: r n r nSaying F2P is gambling misses out some discerning points. r nOnly gambling is gambling and as long as players don 't gamble in a game it is, well, not gambling per se. r n r nOn the other hand some of the F2P ...