Posts Tagged "Game Design"

Can Serious Games Teach Kids About Life?

Can Serious Games Teach Kids About Life?

Video games present an array of objectives to achieve, many of which involve overcoming some creeping menace or another. Some of these are fictional: Slay a dragon, drive back a demon, stop the mad scientist jerk who’s turning your woodlands pals into robots. Some of these are more realistic: Fight in a fictional war, fight in any number of history’s past bloodbaths, raise a family, move up in the ranks of a mafia, tend to a farm. Despite the problems...

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Fan-Made Video Games: The Future of Development?

Fan-Made Video Games: The Future of Development?

Video game design became even more interesting with the advent of the Internet. Thanks to email, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and message boards, fans have far more input on a game’s creative process than they once did. We propose that other careers should similarly evolve. Brain surgeons: We want our say in what you do. Open up communication alongside those skulls. In all seriousness though, the Internet has long allowed players to vocalize what they like and...

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Video Game Development: New Management Tactic

Video Game Development: New Management Tactic

We all deal with thankless, pushy bosses from time to time, and when we’re chewed out, we mumble (when the boss’ back is turned, of course) about how you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. While being bulled at a minimum wage retail job by a superior is often unnecessary (“Cut those fries faster! What’re you waiting for, the Second Coming of Christ?”), the situation tends to be different if a person is working at a job where...

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Why Game Developers Leave

Why Game Developers Leave

The generation that grew up with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) probably didn’t know Shigeru Miyamoto from a hole in the wall. Nowadays, the maturation of the earliest gaming generations combined with the Internet’s vast information databases and communication potential has elevated many veteran game developers to near-celebrity status. In some instances, fans can even reach out to their heroes via email, Twitter, and, if you somehow manage to...

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How to Successfully Revive Game Franchises

How to  Successfully Revive Game Franchises

As the video game industry matures, it’s becoming apparent that game development is a cyclical event. New ideas are valued, but retreading old territory is what really seems to get the games community talking. When a beloved retro game receives a remake, it lets a new generation experience classics from the old generation, but more than that, it gives the old generation a chance to revisit an old favorite and resurrect the memories that accompany it. But not...

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