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Posted by Josh Bycer on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:08:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The idea of combining the handcrafted design of a Zelda title with the procedural generation of a rogue-like may sound like a dream come true, but it's often a challenge too big for most designers to handle.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:03:00 EST in Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Despite how it has come to define this industry, the study of game design for a lot of people continues to be discounted, and it's time for that to change.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:02:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Black Mirror's "Bandersnatch" episode recently debuted, and offered viewers a lesson on the illusion of choice that developers have to deal with.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:31:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The success of Dark Souls has spawned many imitators, and for today's post, we're going to look at the common elements people get wrong when analyzing Souls-Like design.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:08:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Realism is a popular marketing point for many videogames, but today's post looks at how it can get in the way of playability.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:56:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
Today's post looks at how the bar continues to be raised for design and aesthetics, and what that means for working on the next "big hit."


Posted by Josh Bycer on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:29:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Worldbuilding may not sound that important to videogames, but we're going to look at how three games have engaged their fans and helped to elevate their franchises.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:15:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie, VR
Horror can be a tough genre to design around, but there are three elements that must be present if you want to get a scare out of the player.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:21:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC
Many games sadly slip under the cracks despite good reviews, and in honor of Halloween, I wanted to pay homage to one of the best licensed games that most of you never played.


Posted by Josh Bycer on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:17:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
The recent news surrounding Rockstar Studios regarding crunch frames today's talk about why the concept is always hard for developers to agree upon.


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