game development

Postscript

'Welcome to Bummertown' Tells a Pointed Joke About Game Development

Metafictional narratives in games could help bridge the gap between the conditions facing creators and their audience's expectations.
Cameron Kunzelman
4 days ago
labor

How 'Slime Rancher' Made a Ton of Money And Stuck to 40-Hour Workweeks

That it's surprising a studio made this a priority tells you everything about the modern state of making video games.
Patrick Klepek
1.15.19
game development

Where The Hell Did 'Mighty No. 9' For Vita and 3DS Go?

It's been two years since the disappointing spiritual successor to Mega Man came and went, but the developers still haven't fully delivered on their promises.
Patrick Klepek
8.24.18
game development

How One Line of Ancient Code Haunted a Major MMO For Six Months

'Aliens: Colonial Marines' isn't the only game to have shipped with problems the developers would only figure out much later.
Patrick Klepek
7.26.18
open thread

I Never Get Tired of Learning Game Dev Tricks and Hacks

Creators behind games like 'Fez' and 'The Walking Dead' share a few funky tricks on Twitter.
Danielle Riendeau
4.10.18
esports

Working to Make Brazil's Gaming Scene More Accessible for Deaf Players

From esports to eduction, how developers and players are trying to create opportunity and accessibility for Brazilians who are hard of hearing.
Giovanna Breve
12.7.17
game development

Game Designers Are Sharing Naked, Unfinished Levels for "Blocktober"

If you want to see what a game looks like before the many layers of polish, this is an illuminating hashtag.
Patrick Klepek
10.5.17
open thread

What's the Longest You've Followed a Game in Development?

Watching a long development cycle has its ups and downs, but seeing a game find its identity is inspiring.
Austin Walker
8.30.17
Indie Gaming

Meet The Devs Who Made Indie Games on the Original Playstation

We speak to three developers who started on Sony’s PlayStation dev kit—Net Yaroze—and what it meant to share their expertise and experiences online.
Jake Tucker
4.13.17
Mass Effect Andromeda

Animators: Awkward 'Andromeda' Animations Are Automation Amok

The automation of highly-skilled animation labor hits a speed-bump on the way to Andromeda.
Rob Zacny
3.27.17
Homefront: The Revolution

Why, Nearly a Year Later, 'Homefront: The Revolution' Is Still Getting Updated

The 'Homefront' sequel didn't get many glowing reviews, but the developers have kept cranking away at the game.
Patrick Klepek
3.10.17
The VICE Guide to Life

Do You Have Something To Say? Make a Game

Want to try your hand at game development? Now is the perfect time.
Danielle Riendeau
1.23.17
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