Posts Tagged "Game Development"

(Video Game) Girls on Film

(Video Game) Girls on Film

Here at Game Theory, we’re an equal opportunity employer: As far as we’re concerned, women deserve to have just as much of a voice in any conversation concerning the video game industry as men. (As well they should, considering that according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), they now comprise 40% of the total overall gaming audience… besides, they’re also our future bosses, and it never hurts to suck up.) However, in...

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Remember When Casual Was Cool?

Remember When Casual Was Cool?

Before all the rumors started flying about the death of the casual games download business and critics started bemoaning the lack of decent new titles, things were looking a lot rosier for the casual games industry. At the time, we couldn’t help but note how successful it was becoming, growing by leaps and bounds, and serving to bring in nontraditional gaming audiences such as women and seniors long seen by critics as irrevocably lost to the medium....

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Tomorrow’s Best New Game Designers

Tomorrow’s Best New Game Designers

Determining who tomorrow’s most acclaimed video game designer will be is easy: Just look in the mirror. While visionaries like Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright and Peter Molyneux will always have their place in the gaming world, the concept of user-generated content (homebrew levels, missions, games, etc.) is quickly blurring the lines between amateurs and pros. Moreover, as the gaming world continues to move towards larger titles that require teams of hundreds...

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Game Design: Secrets of the Masters

Game Design: Secrets of the Masters

Ever wonder how some video game designers are able to consistently raise the bar with each new release for the PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 and other platforms? From iPhone to Facebook and MMO titles, we recently spoke with the field’s most famous game design visionaries to find out how legends like Mario, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto, The Sims inventor Will Wright and Civilization guru Sid Meier manage to always top the...

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Is the Game Business Doomed?

Is the Game Business Doomed?

The gold standard in the games industry is currently the AAA blockbuster console title. An investment of perhaps $10-20 million or even more from a big publisher on a big team over a couple of years are required to make these offerings. And the global marketing costs run into the millions as well. The result are games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2: Well-crafted global best sellers. And they can...

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