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Posted by Josh Ge on 05/19/20 11:43:00 am in Design, Programming, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Describing technical and design issues associated with having creatures that occupy multiple cells in the grid-based world of a roguelike, with solutions.

In today's blog post, I'll show you how to measure how long it takes your GPU to draw each of your game elements. No matter if you are an artist, programmer or designer.... Reading this post will help you find out where to start optimizing.

Second of a 2-part series. Game composer Winifred Phillips delves into the dynamic music system for the recently-released SPYDER video game, developed by Sumo Digital for Apple Arcade. Part 2 explores the action system (including many video examples).

Posted by Pascal Luban on 05/19/20 11:24:00 am in Design
At this stage, the design team has defined the role that the open world will play in the desired game experience and has chosen one or more player progression strategies. It is time to "draw" the open world itself.

Posted by Kyle Kukshtel on 05/18/20 10:55:00 am in Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie, VR
An introduction, overview, and deep dive on the power of C#'s Attributes.

Posted by Jiri Holba on 05/18/20 10:19:00 am in Design, Programming, Console/PC, Serious
A broad survey of the most important systems that went into creating Mafia III’s AI such as perception, position selection and the cover system.

Posted by Simon Carless on 05/16/20 03:36:00 pm in
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts rounds up the notable games released this week, plus delves into the history of Id Software, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & more.

Posted by Simon Carless on 05/14/20 10:43:00 am in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
Turns out there are VERY GOOD wishlists on Steam, and VERY BAD wishlists, in terms of conversion. How do you know which ones you have? We're going to try to find out...

Posted by Josh Bycer on 05/14/20 10:33:00 am in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
Many people think that it's great that so many games are available to purchase these days, but as someone with an infinite backlog to get to, it's time to talk about an evergrowing problem facing developers.

Posted by Pascal Luban on 05/13/20 10:46:00 am in Design
In this second part, I will cover a key need that an open world map must meet: Players’ progression.