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Posted by Ryan Juckett on 05/16/18 05:36:00 pm in Design, Programming
A deep dive the online skill ranking system of INVERSUS Deluxe covering everything from the low level math up to the user presentation.

Posted by Winifred Phillips on 05/15/18 09:44:00 am in Audio, VR
The 2nd of a 4-part series. Video game composer Winifred Phillips shares ideas from her GDC 2018 talk, Music in Virtual Reality. Part 2: 3D versus 2D, with an exploration of the role spatial delivery can play in music implementation in a VR environment.

Posted by Wolfgang Walk on 05/14/18 10:47:00 am in Design, Production
The "Hero's Journey" is a narrative pattern we have adopted from the film industry. Since then we try to create our narratives around it. I will explain why this is nonsense. Games create hero's journeys all by themselves - or they wouldn't be games.

Posted by Nathan Cheever on 05/14/18 10:45:00 am in Design, Console/PC
An iron fist ruled this sunny-side district on Exodus from the cancelled sequel to Prey. The once prosperous government center was now hiding a sinister secret looming over all...

This week's game writing, audio & video highlights include a podcast with Jason Rohrer on One Hour One Life, as well as analysis of the acclaimed Frostpunk and lots more besides.

Posted by Sande Chen on 05/10/18 10:15:00 am in Design, Production, Serious, Social/Online, VR
The 3rd IGDA Game Design SIG AMA in conjunction with the National STEM Challenge focused on game writing and featured game development questions from mentors and students from around the United States.

Posted by Bryant Francis on 05/08/18 04:41:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC
Shadow of the Tomb Raider wants to help players dive into Lara Croft's character, but its developers say it's not commentary. How do developers sell emotionally risky games to the world?

Posted by Vince Napoli on 05/08/18 03:58:00 am in Design, Console/PC
An in-depth look at how the Axe Recall mechanic was built in God of War.

Posted by Trent Polack on 05/07/18 12:13:00 pm in Programming, Art, Console/PC, Indie
Details on the GitHub repository where I keep a variety of free game development resources: assets, UE4 content, git and OS scripts, experiments, UE4 C++ code, sample World Machine files/output, etc. So: here's all that and why/what it is.

Posted by Tim Merel on 05/07/18 10:36:00 am in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
America delivered more AR/VR/XR revenue than China last year, but Chinese growth in the next five years could see it dominate AR/VR long-term — and not by a small margin. China could take more than $1 of every $5 spent on AR/VR/XR globally by 2022.