Posts Tagged "Game Development"

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

With all the talk lately surrounding 3D gaming and 3D video game systems like the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, it bears repeating: Even in 2010, 2D games remain 100% relevant, thanks to a variety of original free 2D online games, top new releases and retro remakes/updates that wow with their old-school 2D game play and charm. (Not to mention a number of effortless and intuitive new ways to enjoy the best 2D games of yesteryear courtesy of digital distribution,...

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How to Make Your Own Game

How to Make Your Own Game

Surprise: In addition to analyzing video game trends and ranting about video games, new game systems and technologies to anyone who’ll listen, we’ve also self-published and signed hit video games ourselves. As a result, we’re commonly asked the question: “How do you make a video game?” To be frank, there’s no easy answer in this day and age when iPhone and iPad apps; digital distribution services (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live,...

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Do Developers Really Respect Women?

Do Developers Really Respect Women?

Hit your local software retailer, and you may be surprised by the number of games clearly targeted at a female audience – a major positive for a field that’s long been too one-sided in catering to male tastes. Just one problem: Most either take the form of fitness programs, spin-offs of popular yet vapid TV shows or are strictly targeted at audiences age 12 or under. Intrigued as to whether or not game developers are really designing with women in mind,...

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Game Industry 101: A Crash Course in Business

Game Industry 101: A Crash Course in Business

Determined to break into video game development or publishing and follow in the footsteps of giants like Activision, Electronic Arts and UbiSoft (OK, Zynga or Playdom) with your own take on Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto IV or Madden NFL? Then check out this step-by-step video walkthrough and tutorial, which takes you behind the scenes of the life of a game developer, and explains how hit games are signed, made and brought to retail. Warren Spector, Sid Meier...

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Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector… ever wonder what today’s top video game designers are thinking, and just who these notable individuals are behind all the gala appearances and flashing lights? From Denis Dyack to Brenda Brathwaite and David Perry, we got to know some of the field’s most notable game development legends in a 2008 documentary dubbed Games That Push Boundaries. Viewable at the link above, it also explores the art of game...

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