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The Top 5 Movies About Game Development

If you're new to the industry, or you're debating whether or not to go into game development, there are a few movies you should probably watch. Now, it's easy to ask, "Are there even . . . more than 2-3 movies about game development anyway?" Yes, there are. And by...

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The Happy Entrepreneur Game Developer

One of the main concerns in the game development world is that as studios focus on using their products to make money, they sacrifice their happiness. You have to remember that creating games is an act of love, and you have to keep that in mind in order to obtain the...

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7 Design Tips From Super Metroid

That's right, we're talking about that 1986-2016 side-scrolling action-adventure series that spawned a bunch of copycat games and made up 50 percent of the inspiration behind the Metroidvania genre (the other 50 percent being Castlevania, of course) . . . Metroid! An...

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Minecraftian Narrative Mini Guide Part 2

Today’s guest post is by game designer and developer Will Nations and originally appeared on Will’s website. Last time, we discussed the concept of a narrative scripting language that could revolutionize the way players interact with a game world. We considered the...

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Minecraftian Narrative Mini Guide Part 1

Today’s guest post is by game designer and developer Will Nations and originally appeared on Will’s website.   Minecraft’s capacity for simple, direct, consumer-level editing of the 3D world has brought upon revolutions in game design and has joyously perforated...

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