Demos are a reality in video game development. They are also responsible for crunching teams, missing targets and all around poor morale. So why do I think properly managed demos are positive for game development? Read on and please share your comments
Push the team and embrace a little bit of crunch. You will be glad you did.
“So what does a game designer do?” they ask. It's a hard question to answer - especially to people outside of games - so I came up with a simple, direct response. "Let me tell you about doors..."
One simple tool can make your work life better.
A review of the month of March in regards to the media coverage of video games and video game platforms.
A look back at how iOS and Google Play (and Amazon) sales have done for Radiangames recently and in the past year, and why I'm returning to releasing lots of small games quickly.
Some of the Japanese developers who went to BitSummit this year got together recently and streamed themselves drinking and talking (mostly about the Japanese indie scene). Here are some things I pulled out of their conversation.
Google Play's new rules prohibiting deceptive app promotion don't address the root cause: Play's discovery and monetization problems. NativeX Co-Founder Robert Weber explains how Google can do that while also helping indie Android game devs succeed.
Every once in a while a developer takes chances with gameplay mechanics that push a genre in interesting new directions and Cryptozoic Entertainment has managed to do just that with the Street Fighter Deck-Building Game.
An overview of the process I followed for creating boards for my upcoming game Word Portal, including attempts at procedural generation, and interim solution and future plans.
As developers, designers of games, how often do we stop to think about the people who gets to play them? Do we take into consideration what their perspectives are?
California business and intellectual property lawyer Zachary Strebeck examines ways for game developers to limit their liability using both business entities and insurance.