Our senses can only capture sliver of reality. We must constantly fill in blanks in our knowledge to properly create a mental image of the world. This processes of filling in gaps is really important to understand and to exploit when crafting games.
Now two months after launching TumbleSeed we’ve had enough time to ponder what went wrong and have put together an update to address it.
Genital Jousting is a popular and somewhat shocking game about penises penetrating each other. The developers weigh in on why they are making it and their anxieties about possibly making a bad sex game.
Inform both your players and your own design by knowing how to define your game to yourself.
A tangent-free, short (for me) practical example of applied system design on a fundamental game element: projectiles.
A summary of Cogmind's second year of alpha (early access) sales data, including revenue, pricing effects, and a breakdown of development time.
In this blog post we share our thoughts on the development of Dynasty Feud and why we think the game did not work. We comment on several issues, from the current state of the industry to how our marketing went wrong, plus some more useful tips.
The text is about E3 and how to control the rumour mill by understanding how expectations and anticipations work from a narrative constructor´s perspective and what happens when the cognitive vehicle of narrative is set in motion – by advertisers.
To make The Mixture you need to know what effects will it have - same with the game. Define what it will be about, from the basics, keep it simple. To create a game you need to have The Recipe - a Game Design Document.
Thimbleweed Park: The Town. A look at a novel approach in open-world city design (and planning) for 2D adventure games.
Sharing our experiences as an early stage VR developer that was lucky enough to have our first VR game featured as a HTC Vive release title, and the challenges and controversy we faced along the way.
DO YOU TAKE CRITICISM WELL, OR ARE YOU DESTINED TO BE THE NEXT INTERNET MEME? HERE'S WHAT TO DO, AND WHAT TO AVOID, WHEN DEALING WITH DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND UNRULY PLAYERS.