Posts Tagged "Game Design"

How to Implement Microtransactions Correctly

Microtransactions have changed the way we play games, but this highly popular e-commerce system has also changed the way they’re built. By collecting microtransactions, smaller development studios can secure a revenue stream while they keep on building their game. This makes it possible for indies to publish original (and sometimes weird) ideas without having to submit to the whims of a publisher, making microtransactions one of the most important business...

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Top 10 Game Developers

Designing your own video game is a commendable feat in itself, as it’s certainly no easy task. A game designer must command the vision of a movie director, and then he or she must think in a dimension beyond sight in order to make the game a compelling, interactive experience. We here at Game Theory tip our hats to every developer who’s hard at work on the next great game, whether it’s an indie project being birthed in a garage, or the next...

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5 Ways to Better Manage Game Projects

5 Ways to Better Manage Game Projects

Video games may be fun and exciting, but that doesn’t mean they materialize out of candy and rainbows. Putting together a game is very rough work. Failure or financial ruin is always hovering over a project, not to mention worker burnout and frustration. On the other hand, nothing ventured, nothing gained–and working through a project doesn’t have to be as perilous as navigating a minefield. A bit of preparation, foresight, and common sense goes a...

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Important Developer Skills: Letting Go of Ideas

Important Developer Skills: Letting Go of Ideas

When we think about the learning process behind video game development, we think about learning algorithms, animation, 3D environment design, and maybe a dash of storytelling. While that’s all extremely important stuff (no math and no art means no game), devs must also gradually learn the toughest lesson that every creative person is forced to study at some point in their lives: knowing when to let go of an idea. Rod Humble, a former Sims developer and the...

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Wii U’s Biggest Industry Innovations

Wii U’s Biggest Industry Innovations

There are certain and somewhat important characteristics about the Wii U that are currently up in the air, and might not be settled until the last moments before the console’s 2012 release. We don’t know an exact release date. We don’t know a price, or much about the system’s launch lineup. We do know that the Wii U will bring some interesting innovations to the console market. Even if the Wii U doesn’t revolutionize games as...

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