Reid Kimball's Expert Blogs
Fun can have a variety of meanings to many people. Reid explains how fun has a very specific meaning and how its overuse restricts our acceptance of games that can't be described as fun. He offers a new descriptor for all games to strive for.
Ablegamers.com has info on WoW's upcoming 3.1 patch, which adds features that help the color blind. However, more work remains.
At GDC 2009 AbleGamers.com teamed up with the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG to ask your fellow game developers this question: "Have you thought about how disabled people play games?" Read on for their responses.
Reid posits that ambitious development goals leads to less quality and makes crunch inevitable. Instead, why not embrace the concept of "less is more". We just might make better games to boot along with improving quality of life/health.
Reid wonders if it's possible to design a single player game where players accept that death is final, at least until they start the game over again, from the start.
CNN interview between Dr. Sanjay Gupta and former President Bill Clinton reveals that Bill Clinton plays videogames.
Reid wonders if the Kindle edition of The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses has images that are hard to see on the Amazon Kindle eBook reader?
Reid Kimball offers some possible questions to ask before you decide on a 1st or 3rd person camera perspective for your game.
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