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A Journey to Monaco: Andy Schatz Looks Back 9
by Mike Rose [04.18.13]
The developer of the IGF grand prize winner reflects on the game, almost four years in the making -- recounting his personal struggles, his business problems, and the solutions he's learned over the course of making the game.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview, Indie

Making a Game the Nintendo Way - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 7
by Christian Nutt [04.12.13]
Nintendo will work on games for a long time before it's ready to ship, making sure that the gameplay is polished, fun, and surprising. This Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon interview gets to the bottom of the process.
Design, Programming, Production, Interview, Console/PC

Behind the Scenes of the Paragon Studios Shutdown 31
by Chris Morris [04.10.13]
The 2004 MMO City of Heroes shut down late last year, but there was an abortive attempt by studio personnel to buy the game from publisher NCsoft and keep it running -- and Gamasutra brings you that story now.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Social/Online

Why are We Still Talking about LucasArts' Old Adventure Games? 32
by Frank Cifaldi [04.05.13]
What was it about the environment at Lucasfilm Games during the golden age of its graphical adventure games in the 80s and 90s? Why are we still talking about those games today? We polled our development community.
Design, Interview, Console/PC, Exclusive, History

The Old Guard: An Interview with Tim Sweeney 17
by Brandon Sheffield [03.22.13]
Sometimes we reach greatness by standing on the shoulders of giants -- and anyone who has ever made a game with the Unreal Engine knows that Tim Sweeney is just such a behemoth. In this interview he folds forth on the present and future of 3D engines for high-powered games.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview

Winds of Change: Ben Cousins on Today and the Future 18
by Brandon Sheffield [03.15.13]
The big publishers are in danger, the console market is in decline, and the tablet is an ascending game platform -- the evidence is all around you, but infrequently is it presented with such clarity as by Ngmoco's Ben Cousins, studio head of Scattered Entertainment, in this interview.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Roundtable: The Interactive Fiction Renaissance 5
by Leigh Alexander [03.14.13]
Interactive Fiction is becoming en vogue thanks to the proliferation of both games and digital reading devices, such as tablets and e-readers. Game Developer magazine speaks to some of the form's leading lights to get a bead on the best tools and the best work being done -- and why the form is as vital as any other in games.
Design, Interview, Indie

Ridiculous Fishing: The Game that Nearly Ended Vlambeer 10
by Mike Rose [03.08.13]
The story of how the Dutch indie developer (Super Crate Box) almost lost its way entirely after its game was cloned, and that clone became a big hit on the App Store -- and how it found its way to work again with the help of some notable collaborators.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

The Rise of the Mobile Collectible Card Game 14
by Christian Nutt [02.14.13]
Rage of Bahamut was a surprise smash hit -- and brought the collectible card game to prominence on mobile. But is it just a fad, or does it have sticking power? DeNA, Ngmoco, Gree, Konami, and Cygames weigh in.
Design, Interview, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Beyond MUDs: Kate Flack on Designing Ultima Forever 7
by Brandon Sheffield [02.08.13]
Can moral choices actually teach us about who we are, and can online RPGs ever break the bounds of text-based MUDs? Lead designer Kate Flack hopes that the answers to both of these questions are "yes," as she discusses the latest Ultima game with Gamasutra.
Design, Interview, Social/Online