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Game Animation Bootcamp: An expert roundtable Q&A 5
by Mike Jungbluth [03.07.14]
The game animation experts behind GDC's Animation Bootcamp answer questions from the development community. Even if you don't work directly in animation, this is worth a read.
Design, Art

How Tale of Tales lets creativity, collaboration rule game development  
by Christian Nutt [10.16.13]
In this interview, conducted shortly after GDC Europe concluded, Tale of Tales discuss letting creativity and collaboration rule game development while leaving behind the ties to the games that inspired them in the past.
Design, Art, Interview, Indie

20 Years of Mana: Secret of Mana's Enduring Influence 21
by Christian Nutt, Douglas Wilson [08.09.13]
This week, 20 years ago, Secret of Mana was released for the Super Nintendo. What has made the game so enduring? And what inspirations does it offer to contemporary developers? Die Gute Fabrik's Douglas Wilson and Gamasutra's Christian Nutt discuss.
Audio, Art, Console/PC, Indie

The Last Pixel: Closing the book on Pixel Pusher 2
by Steve Theodore [07.08.13]
In this reprint from the final (June/July 2013) issue of GD Mag, Steve Theodore reflects on how the nature of discussing art in games has changed in the past ten years.
Design, Art, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Resident Evil 4 8
by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi [06.26.13]
In this reprint from the October 2005 issue of Game Developer magazine, Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
Design, Postmortem, Art, Game Developer Magazine, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Pangalore's Knightly Adventure 3
by Doyon Kim [06.21.13]
A 3D Unity MMO for smartphones and social networks -- one which has cloud-based saving and social elements? Oh, and it's the company's first game ever -- developed across two continents? No big deal.
Business/Marketing, Postmortem, Production, Art, Smartphone/Tablet

What Lies Beyond: Doorways in Gaming 5
by Dale Dobson [06.10.13]
How the door affects the human mind, and how games have used that transition in the past.
Design, Art, Console/PC

Inside the striking art and design of Hawken 9
by Brandon Sheffield [06.03.13]
Hawken leader and Adhesive game's CEO Khang Le has been doing visual development for movies and games for years, and he took a unique approach to the game's art and design. Rather than aiming for the moon, he and his team tried to create a game that played to the strengths of its members.
Business/Marketing, Art, Interview, Console/PC, Social/Online

Characters and Worldbuilding: Analyzing the Strength of Japanese Games 42
by Zack Wood [05.31.13]
Zack Wood studied game design in Japan, and here shares the philosophies that inform the rich, appealing worlds and characters of games developed in that country -- a new way of looking at building your worlds and creating their inhabitants.
Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Sponsored: The World of Just Cause 2 - Using Creative Technology to Build Huge Open Landscapes 7
by Linus Blomberg [05.16.13]
A deep technical dive into how the developers of the Just Cause series create their sprawling, seamless open worlds -- exploring all of the tricks and techniques they've developed so far.
Programming, Art, Game Developer Magazine, Console/PC, Sponsored Feature, GD Mag, GD Mag Exclusive