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Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:02:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Art
It's no secret that the field of video game design is full of copycats. In this article I look at one particular copycat - Temtem, a kickstarter game based on Pokemon. I look at how close two games can get, and if the changes to stand out are worth it.

Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:29:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production
Everybody wants their game to be the best. Because of this, it can be tempting to add as many cool features as possible. Unfortunately, this tendency can be dangerous and even kill the game entirely. In this article we learn how to avoid feature creep

Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:55:00 EDT in Design
The Magic circle is a magical world that players step into when entering the world of the game. However, it is also very misunderstood from a design perspective. This article looks at some misconceptions and new ways to design games with the magic circle.

Posted by Caleb Compton on Mon, 27 Aug 2018 03:10:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art
Since it was revealed that Elder Scrolls 6 was in production at E3, rumors about this game have been running wild. In this article I give my personal hopes and predictions for the next Elder Scrolls games.

Posted by Caleb Compton on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:28:00 EDT in
When it comes to designing video games, camera position may not seem like a big deal. This article looks at how camera perspective can actually have a major effect on the design of the game, as well as how the player perceives the game.

Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:34:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Art
Most people know who directed their favorite movie or wrote their favorite book, but the people who make games are often unknown. In this series I hope to spotlight some of the best game designers around starting with an all-time great, Shigeru Miyamoto

Posted by Caleb Compton on Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:39:00 EDT in Design
There is a field in economics known as Game Theory. This field tries to break situations down into simple mathematical models to determine what a "rational" person would do. In this article, see how game theory can be used in life and game design!

Posted by Caleb Compton on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:54:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Programming, Art
These days, it seems like everyone is playing games. Games have become one of the largest entertainment industries on the planet, but despite this many people are still left out. In this article I look at some ways to design games to be more accessible

Posted by Caleb Compton on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 04:43:00 EDT in
If you've played a board game, odds are that you've played Monopoly. And as you know, bargaining and trading properties is a huge part of the game. Today, we use economics and math to try and figure out how much money a Monopoly is actually worth!

Posted by Caleb Compton on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:00 EDT in Design
What is a game? It's a question that has been debated for centuries, and everybody has their own idea. Today, in response to a podcast by Mark Rosewater, I give my thoughts on the question.

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