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Posted by Laralyn McWillams on 08/09/17 10:16:00 am in
Diversity discussions often end up in debates over statistics, arguing whether data is valid without considering whether it's relevant and applicable. Resist the urge to segment people into binary pools. We're all in the relevant statistical segment.

Posted by Junxue Li on 08/09/17 10:12:00 am in Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
ChinaJoy 2017 from my perspective.The show reflects the current state of Chinese gaming market.

Posted by Pascal Bestebroer on 08/09/17 10:11:00 am in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie
No doom and gloom here, but stop being an indie game developer, and start running a business! Some tips from my 13 years running a fulltime indie development company.

Users can easily forget the game´s mechanics if they haven´t played for a while. That leads to frustration, which could make them abandon the game. In this article you´ll find potential solutions to mitigate such problem

Posted by Isaac Ashdown on 08/07/17 09:43:00 am in Audio, Console/PC, Indie
Everything happens on the beat in All Walls Must Fall, which uses a custom, procedural music mixer to play the soundtrack of the nightclubs of Berlin 2089. Ben Prunty's track Synaesthetic is deconstructed to explain the process behind the game's music.

This week's longform article/video highlights include the making of Fullbright's Tacoma and Supergiant's Pyre, as well as a guide to the essential twin-stick shooters & more.

Posted by Stanislav Costiuc on 08/04/17 09:10:00 am in Design, Console/PC
In this three-part video series, we're going to talk about cohesive game experience: what is it, why is it important, and how to achieve it.

Posted by Jeff Vogel on 08/04/17 09:10:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The JRPG Persona 5 is critically acclaimed, selling extremely well for its genre, and is generally loved by the people who play it. Yet, it contains incredibly dark and difficult material by any standards, let alone video games. It still works. Why?

Posted by Thomas Bidaux on 08/01/17 10:07:00 am in
Here is a mini-research on games on Kickstarter at the mid-year point. On top looking at the Games category and the video games and tabletop games sub-categories, I am also throwing in a few numbers on Kickstarter overall.

Posted by Timothy Ryan on 08/01/17 01:13:00 am in Production
Whether you are the captain of your own ship or just an officer on the deck, there's a lot you can do as game producer to improve timeliness and quality. Here's a checklist out of the Game Producer's bag of tricks.