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In episode 17, Jeremy takes a trip down memory lane with the first ten gifts of Christmas past that seem to have guided him toward game development and helped him to keep "Growing through Love of Games!"

Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

The latest highlights include yet more best-of lists, both for 2019 and for the whole decade in a couple of cases - as well as neat pieces on hypercasual, Trico, video game cookbooks, creepy collectibles, & tonnes more.

This article offers a perspective on ethics in the game industry from a cognitive science standpoint, while debunking certain claims. Addiction (and attention economy), loot boxes, dark patterns, and violence are discussed.

In episode 16, Jeremy joins the PixelFest Devs for great food, drinks, and conversation at Keagan's in Virginia Beach. Jeremy interviews long-time developers, AJ Comfort and John Woodcock. Jeremy also follows up with Joshua Jané and Derek Hampton...

Posted by Max Pears on 12/18/19 02:02:00 pm in Design, Art, Serious, Indie
The final part to the series where I break down a combat level I designed and explain what tools you can use to keep your combat levels engaging

Videos are crucial, but they feed on storage space. They'll milk till the last bit of your players' drives and skyrocket your game installation times by hours. Would you enjoy staring at a progress bar for 12 hours? No problem, Addressables has your back.

In December 2019, Epic submitted Fortnite to be listed on the Play Store, on the condition that it could use its own payment platform and be exempt from Google’s 30 percent fee. Its submission was rejected by Google. What does this move suggest?

Posted by Simon Carless on 12/15/19 11:35:00 am in
The latest highlights include a varied (and gigantic) set of articles counting down the best games of 2019, as well as pieces on Roblox culture, pop-up arcades, Pokemon NPC fashion, and a great deal more besides.

Posted by Jeremy Alessi on 12/13/19 10:12:00 am in
In episode 15, Jeremy talks Tetris 99, covers the news, and unfortunately... could not have Vince White on the show as scheduled. He also botches the PixelFest Devs meetup date. For the record, it will be Tuesday, December 17th at Keagan's.