Post Icon October 07, 2016

Game modifiers are the easiest way to transform your title for as many players as possible. They can create fun where there was frustration. They can entice players to log additional hours for very little development time, and can also create a simple, zany kind of fun ...

Post Icon June 16, 2016

Game balance is often used to describe the challenge that one faces in a competitive game relative to other players. Differing strategies, abilities, characters are said to be ‘in balance’ when each is ...

Post Icon April 19, 2016

Successfully pitching your ideas is one of the most vital skills you can have as a game designer. Whether they be big, complex entire game presentations, or simple, single code line changes to a tertiary mechanic, knowing how to communicate with people...

Post Icon April 13, 2016

If you are a game design/programming/3D art/animation student and want to grasp as much as possible about the industry you’ve put your blood, sweat and tears trying to break into; play everything. If you are a seasoned game development...

Post Icon April 05, 2016

We’ve all been there. You lose yourself completely in an activity. Time stands still. You’re laser focused. You have ‘tunnel vision’ and can see your objective as clear as day. You lose track of time completely and forget to eat, or even sleep...

Post Icon March 29, 2016

As games grow and strive for engagement on additional, ‘meta’ levels, crafting has also grown in prominence. It’s easy to see why. Varied crafting recipes with different requirements can create aspirational rewards for players...

Post Icon March 07, 2016

I still feel bad about not playing it when it was released about a year ago. I didn’t own a PS4 at the time (send me your hate mail. Preferably snail mail. I miss getting it...*sniff*). It has recently been released as a free title for February if you are a Playstation Plus...