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The Fundamental Pillars of a Combat System 26
by Sbastien Lambottin [08.15.12]
Senior designer on the Assassin's Creed team Sbastien Lambottin takes a look at how combat systems should be designed -- taking in everything from the Mario series to Call of Duty.
Design

The Real Story of Developing for Nintendo's Download Platforms 6
by Evan Campbell [08.14.12]
While WiiWare and DSiWare flew under the radar of most developers -- and many reported bad experiences with the former -- some made major successes on the platforms, and Gamasutra speaks to them about the past and future of Nintendo download games.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Indie

Secret Knowledge from the Future 1
by Christian Nutt [08.13.12]
Ngmoco CEO Neil Young talks about his view of the future of the mobile social games space, how he hopes to delight both players and developers, and why he thinks that Mobage is the number one service in the world.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Smartphone/Tablet

Cliff Bleszinski's Game Developer Flashcards 89
by Cliff Bleszinski [08.09.12]
Having trouble putting your finger on the behavior of your development team? Epic's Cliff Bleszinski here "identifies communication techniques that are often used in discussions, arguments, and debates among game developers."
Business/Marketing

Trusting Your Gut: The Story of a Successful Side Project 9
by Array [08.08.12]
Experienced mobile developer Jeremy Alessi writes about how a simple side project turned into a surprisingly successful app -- covering both the original idea, the technical implementation, and business model.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Getting the Most from Your Sound Designer 13
by Keith Moore [08.07.12]
Working with an external sound designer? This article by audio professional Keith Moore explores the other end of the collaboration -- what can go wrong on a project and why, and how to minimize communication difficulties and reach results that both parties are happy with.
Audio, Indie

10 Tips: Localization 24
by Tristan Donovan [08.06.12]
Localization is not something to worry about just at the end of the project, it turns out. Gamasutra speaks to experts who've worked with Blizzard, Ubisoft, Microsoft and more to learn best practices.
Business/Marketing, Production

Comics vs. Games: Thinking Outside the Panel 12
by Tim Latshaw [08.03.12]
What happens when comic artists and indie developers team up to create brand new games? In this look at a Toronto-based Comics vs. Games project, Gamasutra speaks to both sides to find out the results of the collaboration.
Design, Art, Indie

The Ins and Outs of Native Client 4
by Array [08.02.12]
Curious about Native Client? Google's new technology allows native C/C++ code to be run in a web browser -- which is great -- but what are the practical issues around getting a game to run with it? What are the practical pitfalls and drawbacks? Developer Jeff Ward, who's shipped an NaCl game, explains.
Programming

Making Music: Pugs Luv Beats' Theory and Fun 3
by Yann Seznec [08.01.12]
A developer of the IGF-nominated game Pugs Luv Beats explains how music technology and theory was married to cute and colorful gameplay to create a surprising blend of avant-garde musicianship and accessible fun.
Audio, Design