Posts Tagged "Game Publishing"

How Social Networks Reinvent Game Design

How Social Networks Reinvent Game Design

Anyone who attended the 2010 Game Developers Conference a few months back will remember it as a hard one to forget because the whole expo seemed to be obsessed with one thing, which I summed up in this tweet. Or, as Sirlin puts it here: “Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.” Off the top of my head, here are the highlights and lowlights of this fixation: The long-running Casual Games and...

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Will Civilization V Make History?

Will Civilization V Make History?

Civilization V is the latest incarnation in the successful series of strategy games developed by Sid Meier that allows players to take a tribe of people and attempt to make them the most dominant country in the world. As part of a recent feature for CNN.com, we got an invitation to the Civilization lair at Firaxis Studios to get a look at the new elements of the video game and talk with the brain trust there about what changes they made and how it will all fit...

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Fan-Made and Episodic: How to Revive Dead Genres

Fan-Made and Episodic: How to Revive Dead Genres

They said it couldn’t be done: Adventure games were ‘dead,’ no one cared about the franchise, license holder Vivendi Games got sold during development and, oh yeah, there was also the little matter of that pesky cease and desist order. Still, Phoenix Online Studios (POS) – a homebrew development outfit determined to breathe new life into the King’s Quest franchise, last seen quietly departing this mortal coil in 1998’s Mask of...

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