Postmortem: Pac-Man, Iwatani's rhapsody in yellow
by Toru Iwatani
35 years ago today, Namco released Pac-Man in Japan and jumpstarted a new age of game development. In this classic 2005 Game Developer Magazine feature, Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani explains how.
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Apogee Software: When the sultans of shareware went retail
by Alexander Antoniades
In this reprint from the February 1995 issue of Game Developer magazine, editor-at-large Alexander Antoniades describes Apogee Software's attempt to move beyond shareware development.
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Intro to User Analytics
by Anders Drachen, Alessandro Canossa, Magy Seif El-Nasr
An intro to analytics written by the editors of Game Analytics: Maximizing the Value of Player Data, a compendium of insights from more than 50 experts in industry and research, which covers the most relevant questions: what to track, and how to analyze the data.
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