Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 24, 2016
arrowPress Releases
July 24, 2016
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 
This Week in Video Game Blogging: Learning from Errors
by Critical Distance on 03/01/16 03:53:00 pm   Featured Blogs

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.
The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.

 

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from their Senior Curator Zoya Street on the narrative uses of game design and interactivity.


Some pieces this week looked at how game systems and interactivity are used for narrative purposes, including the fertile field of morality and the consequences of actions.

"Despite all my decisions to steal, despite all my efforts to play classical music, to find books and cigarettes, to find ingredients for a hot meal, depression, despair, and utter loss takes over in a matter of days. This is the side of war no one speaks off. This is the side of war where people become monopoly pieces buried beneath the hungers of power."

What can be learned from mistakes in game design? This week the BBC published an interview with a former developer who survived one of the most infamous mistakes in games history, and Tom Francis examined how XCOM's mistakes could be repaired.

"I'm not sure exactly what I was full of but whatever it was, I was overflowing with it."


Critical Distance is community-supported. You can pitch in with PatreonRecurrency, or Paypal. Got suggestions about some pieces we should feature next week? Send them through Twitter or by email.


Related Jobs

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment — Chatsworth, California, United States
[07.23.16]

Art Producer
nWay
nWay — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.22.16]

Sr. Systems Designer
Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
[07.22.16]

Director of Operations
Nintendo of America Inc.
Nintendo of America Inc. — Austin, Texas, United States
[07.22.16]

RETRO STUDIOS - Tools Engineer





Loading Comments

loader image