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Features » Programming
From Research To Games: Interacting With 3D Space 7
by Joseph LaViola Jr. [04.22.10]
While 3D interfaces are just taking off for consumers, years of research have been poured into the field. Dr. Joe LaViola of the University of Central Florida shares detailed academic findings about building useful and fun ways to interact with games.
Design, Programming, Art, Serious

The Game Developer 50 18
by Brandon Sheffield, Jeffrey Fleming [04.13.10]
In this signature Game Developer magazine article, the editors profile 50 of the most importantcontributors to the current state of gaming -- from indies to AAA, from business to art, design, and beyond.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Art

Postmortem: Double Fine's Brutal Legend 22
by Caroline Esmurdoc [03.25.10]
In this postmortem originally penned for Game Developer magazine, Double Fine Productions outlines some of the trials and tribulations that resulted in the rock god action/strategy epic Brutal Legend.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Art

Postmortem: Sega/Other Ocean's Super Monkey Ball 2 4
by Ethan Einhorn [02.24.10]
The first was an App Store sensation, but what of its sequel? Sega's associate creative director on Super Monkey Ball 2 spells out the processes that led to the creation of the second game in the series -- including all the major triumphs and mistakes.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Art, Smartphone/Tablet

Sponsored Feature: Do-it-yourself Game Task Scheduling 21
by Jerome Muffat-Meridol [02.24.10]
In this sponsored technical article, part of Intel's Visual Computing section, Jerome Muffat-Meridol takes a look at Nulstein, his creation for in-game code task scheduling on multi-core processors.
Programming, Visual Computing

Designing Fast Cross-Platform SIMD Vector Libraries 23
by Gustavo Oliveira [01.20.10]
Performance is key in games -- here, experienced games programmer Gustavo Oliveira delivers a comparison of libraries that should increase your performance and cut down on code bloat, and contrasts different compilers.
Programming

Sponsored Feature: Updated Tools Spice Up New Ghostbusters Game 1
by Garret Romaine [01.14.10]
In this Intel-sponsored feature, part of the Visual Computing subsite, Ghostbusters game creators Terminal Reality discuss using Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers to optimize the rendering and effects for the PC version of the game
Programming, Visual Computing

Postmortem: Torus Games' Scooby-Doo! First Frights  
by Nicole Goodfellow [01.13.10]
Though they'd never developed a complex story-based game before, Torus Games took on the challenge of working with Warner Bros. on Scooby-Doo! First Frights -- and in this postmortem, outlines how the small team delivered a Wii game that lives up to the ideas and ideals it started with.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Art

Postmortem: Blitz Games' Droplitz 8
by Chris Swan [01.06.10]
What goes into making a downloadable game -- alongside a raft of other projects, with a changing staff? Blitz Games discusses the unusual creative and production process that lead to Droplitz.
Business/Marketing, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Moving Hardcore Gaming To The Web: Making History 31
by Matt Seegmiller [01.05.10]
Can you take your game into the browser and gain in the process? Developer Muzzy Lane (Making History series) discusses the challenges and advantages of this approach in this in-depth tech-oriented article.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Serious, Social/Online