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Posted by Chelsea Blasko on 10/19/21 11:47:00 am in Serious
Iron Galaxy's Joseph Simmons talks about mitigating burn-out and finding ways to keep employees engaged with their work. The company continues to modify process to allow their approach to expand as they've grown.

Posted by Josh Bycer on 10/07/21 11:49:00 am in Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, VR
Learning any videogame is all about an effective onboarding process and providing the player with the right amount of feedback and information. For today, we're going to talk about how much is the correct amount of info to give to the player.

Posted by Brandon Casteel on 10/07/21 11:48:00 am in Design
Inspired by contrasting the game designs of Command and Conquer games against Age of Empires 4, this article explores the space of "speed bumps" which help to control the pace at which players progress through gameplay.

Posted by Josh Bycer on 10/05/21 06:50:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The "boomer shooter" market has been taking off among indie studios, and the recent Quake Enhanced gave me a chance to take a look back at one of the best.

Posted by George Jijiashvili on 09/28/21 12:25:00 pm in Business/Marketing
Subscription services such as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PlayStation Now will be the primary force driving cloud gaming, helping to generate $3.7bn in total in 2021.

Posted by Pascal Luban on 09/21/21 10:58:00 am in Design
Almost every action-adventure game that has been released during the last decade offers players progression mechanics heavily inspired by those of RPGs. So is this a good thing or is it a sign that the industry is struggling to renew itself?

Posted by Chris Zukowski on 09/17/21 11:50:00 am in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
It is really hard to get anyone to actually buy anything, much less take an action like joining your mailing list or discord. It is even more difficult when you are offering a game that is different, or a bit avant garde. The reason is they don’t know i

The 2nd installment of a 6-part series. Composer Winifred Phillips shares content from her GDC 2021 talk, "From Spyder to Sackboy: A Big Adventure in Interactive Music." This article explores more complex deployments of the horizontal resequencing model.

Posted by Ian Griffiths on 09/13/21 12:11:00 pm
Apple vs Epic is now decided. Not a monopoly but with their payments system seen as anti-competitive, things will have to change. Is that good for developers?

Posted by Josh Bycer on 09/10/21 11:16:00 am in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious
In this lengthy interview with Ramin Shokrizade, we spoke about his time at and the mounting controversies facing the studio today over its monetization practices

Posted by Rishabh Aggarwal on 10/14/21 11:19:00 am in Business/Marketing
The HTML5 game development appears as a blessing for people who are more inclined towards stable gaming sessions on browsers.

Posted by Pavol Buday on 10/14/21 11:18:00 am in Business/Marketing
After 18 months, in-person events are back. I took the opportunity to talk to a few organizers and investigate the ups and downs, discuss the challenges, learn about behaviour of attendees and to see what has changed.

Posted by Stuart Burfield on 10/14/21 08:04:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Indie
This article covers the guidelines for puzzle design that I used in Puzzledorf and my answer to the question, "What makes a good puzzle?" It's not intended to be the only answer, but instead is a guide through my journey about what worked for me.

Posted by Yongcheng Liu on 10/12/21 11:07:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
In this article, I will take players' evaluation of the game's art style as an example, and show you how to get deeper into players' real thoughts by splitting and refining the "art style" in the interview question design and practical use.

With game replayability considered a value-adding asset for a game, Greg Campbell asks, "How can game makers intentionally include replayability to improve their games?"

Music Mash postmortem. This game was designed for Amazon smart speaker Alexa. Based on Spot the Difference but comparing music tracks, it was designed to fully engage gamers' auditive skills rather than visual skills.

Posted by Callum McDermott on 10/11/21 12:37:00 pm
For the past 2 weeks of the project I have been working on the Trader NPC and learning how UI really works in unreal.

Game Dev Digest Issue #113 - Visual Effects. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.

Posted by Sharel Omer on 10/07/21 11:55:00 am in Business/Marketing
Mind numbingly good graphics, social gameplay, routine updates, and online communities that span the globe, today’s gaming industry has come a long way. Yet many of those advances offer both advantage and challenge.

Posted by Massih Naisan on 10/05/21 07:16:00 am in Production, Indie
We recently finished our first VR experience called DunDun VR and published it on Steam. Here are some tips that I think really helped us bring our project to completion and hopefully these tips can help you out if you are struggling to finish your game.