Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share broadly within Riot. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
The “game” Florence has received the 2019 BAFTA best mobile game award, but this title can barely qualify as a game. Nevertheless, the BAFTA jury has not gone mad; it has rewarded a title that illustrates a significant trend in game design.
This week's roundup includes a classic postmortem of Sega's seminal Panzer Dragoon series, impressions of the eagerly awaited Heaven's Vault, as well as secret MMO servers, homebrew Game Boy Games, the return of D&D, and much more besides.
A comparison of the main ways to reference objects: names and GUIDs.
On April 6th, composer Winifred Phillips delivered the 1st game music composition lecture ever given at the Library of Congress, as part of their first-ever video game music event. This article includes a partial transcript of the lecture's Q&A session.
A little story of a Game Designer who found what type of videos he should make on YouTube
This blog post will introduce and explained 3 Biggest Trap in Online Game. These may sound common, but a lot of game studio fell for it. Let's make sure we understand them and find a good way to overcome those problems.
Roughly 3 years in the making, Skirmish Line was a first project, indie "success" story. Here's what I've learned making my first game, and how new and old indies can get some pointers for their own projects.
Troll/raging games can teach us a lot about how to the design a golden path and how use it to motivate the players.
Hey game devs, I would like to share my story of a game launch. I would like to tell about traps, lie in wait for indie-developer while he works with publisher.
Video game heroes are bastions of virtue admired by players far and wide - but what about villains? Why are some of us drawn to nefarious characters, and what does that say about us?
Collectibles have been a longstanding way of keeping players distracted, and I'm going to go over some of the important points when it comes to making them an effective time killer.