It's increasingly important to create games that stand out with original mechanics and features. Designer and studio director Alex Fleetwood describes "This We Believe" - a design tool that he's used for the last five years to do just that.
A recent David Brooks column in The New York Times dealt with the unknowability of the consequences of choices. Clearly Brooks didn't know there's a medium out there (games, obviously) that let's you make choices and experience consequences for yourself.
Time management vs AAA level design problems, and why Ninjas might be my solution.
Let me tell you about the hidden 34 percent decline in GameStop's new software business, how it's affecting used software sales, and how the company will survive nonetheless.
Designing Plague Knight's mobility for the upcoming Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows expansion.
Now in its 13th year, ChinaJoy is one of the world’s biggest tradeshows. Niko Partners sent two analysts to China Joy this year; here is a summary of their observations of the show.
I discuss the idea of games as a hobby, partially as a response to Keith Stuart's recent Eurogamer article on the subject.
Tips for new audio designers composing video game music out of their comfort zone. Useful for producers as well, looking to put together design directions for their audio designers.
This entry focuses on composing techniques for small vs big games.
In this video presentation, dxSaigon founder Thomas Grové speaks about how game designers create user experiences in action games. The talk focuses on the importance of making controls ergonomic, responsive, and intuitive.
Huge pent-up demand exists for Blizzard IP based mobile games. Activision Blizzard should acquire Glu Mobile and Ember Entertainment to create a world dominating mobile games powerhouse... to be the world's greatest. Read how and why!