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This week's longform articles & videos of the week include the making of the Castlevania Netflix series, hardcore Pokemon Go players, and an in-depth Arms interview.

Despite the mobile market being challenging and full of uncertainty, we are comfortable staying far away from one of the most popular ways to make money in it.

Posted by Stanislav Costiuc on 07/21/17 10:10:00 am in Design, Console/PC
In this video we'll talk about why Game of Thrones should not allow to retry failed game segments.

Posted by James Vaughan on 07/20/17 10:13:00 am in Business/Marketing, Indie
Plague Inc: The Board Game was my first tabletop game project, and when it all began I was hungry for any advice I could get. Now that we have successfully fulfilled our Kickstarter I wanted to share some of the lessons I’ve learned.

Posted by Jonas Kyratzes on 07/20/17 10:11:00 am in Design, Indie
On strangely enchanting old games, thinking of games in physical terms, and the potential of flaws to create liminal spaces.

Posted by Lars Doucet on 07/19/17 10:54:00 am in Business/Marketing
All of the major game stores (Steam, GOG, Origin, Uplay, itch, etc) serve different groups at the same time, many of which have competing interests.

Posted by Jennifer Mendez on 07/24/17 10:05:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Serious
Take a ridiculous concept, pair it with exceptional design and gameplay, and what do you get? Dream Daddy, of course.

Interview with Jose Gomez, founder of the now defunct Venezuelan studio Gasp Inc. Responsible for Battle Tennis for the Xbox 360 and Power Ping Pong for smartphones. This interview serves as an appendix for "Game Development in Latin America

Posted by Stuart Lilford on 07/23/17 11:26:00 pm in Serious, Indie
Ever felt like you're a fraud? Like you're faking it? That all of you're successes are attributed to luck and not hard work? Me too! This article explores my dealings with Impostor Syndrome and suggestions on how to combat it.

Rather than thinking about your game in terms of "game vs story" it is more useful to think of it as an experience. Some experiences are great because of their agency, some because of what they mean, and some because they help us solve a practical problem

Posted by Anil Das Gupta on 07/21/17 12:43:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet
Fire Emblem Heroes has been Nintendo's most successful self-developed mobile game. But what makes it successful?

This article serves only one purpose, explain in a simple way on how our memory works and how it’s affected by hormones and neurotransmitters. Why? To explain why and how psychological models works.