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20 employees have been fired in wake of Activision Blizzard lawsuit

Fran Townsend is publicly promising more disciplinary action--while Activision Blizzard continues to try and shake off California's lawsuit.

Fran Townsend is publicly promising more disciplinary action--while Activision Blizzard continues to try and shake off California's lawsuit.


EA taps Halo veteran Marcus Lehto to help build new Seattle studio

The new opening has been tasked with developing first-person games.

The new opening has been tasked with developing first-person games.



Sega to open new Ikebukuro arcade after closing iconic Gigo location

The legendary Sega Ikebukuro Gigo was shut down in September after 28 years of operations.

The legendary Sega Ikebukuro Gigo was shut down in September after 28 years of operations.


Monster Hunter: World has topped 20 million shipments worldwide

The milestone means Monster Hunter: World has broken Capcom's all-time shipment record.

The milestone means Monster Hunter: World has broken Capcom's all-time shipment record.


Wrangling the grand, interstellar ambitions of Jett: The Far Shore

"Within the context of what has shipped this campaign -- there's too much happening."

"Within the context of what has shipped this campaign -- there's too much happening."


Getting tangled up in the beautiful landscapes of Cloud Gardens

Exploring the challenges that appeared when designing how players would guide plant growth, and the thoughts that went into creating this lost world.

Exploring the challenges that appeared when designing how players would guide plant growth, and the thoughts that went into creating this lost world.


Valve is reviewing all games on Steam for Steam Deck compatibility

Steam says it's hired a team of testers to evaluate how *every* game works on the handheld PC platform.

Steam says it's hired a team of testers to evaluate how *every* game works on the handheld PC platform.


Sony sells off GSN Games to mobile games giant Scopely

Scopely is snatching up Sony's casual mobile games division for $1 billion.

Scopely is snatching up Sony's casual mobile games division for $1 billion.


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Reflections on puzzle design in Puzzledorf

This article covers the guidelines for puzzle design that I used in Puzzledorf and my answer to the question, "What makes a good puzzle?" It's not intended to be the only answer, but instead is a guide through my journey about what worked for me.

Oct 19, 2021


Designing for virality: Choo-Choo Charles edition

How one unsettling train and a few social media posts boosted one horror game developer overnight.

Oct 18, 2021



Reflections on tutorial design in Puzzledorf

This article looks at how I tried to create textless tutorials and instead teach through design; to use experiences to help people learn through play.

Oct 18, 2021


The 10 Rules For Mobile Game LiveOps

In this article, we'll get into the pitfalls that catch innocent mobile game liveops professionals like you by surprise over and over again.

Oct 18, 2021


Improving your Productivity and Staying Motivated when Working from Home or Alone

Number of developers working from home increased since the pandemic. Working alone when starting your game developer career is also frequent. If that's your case, I share a few tips to stay motivated and to improve your productivity.

Oct 18, 2021


Just one more turn - Game Development tips and tricks from the creator of Civilization, Sid Meier.

In Sid Meier's Memoir, Sid shares funny and interesting anecdotes that make it a real pleasure to read. There are also a lot of Game Development tips and lessons throughout the book. I'm gonna make sure you can get them all in this article.

Oct 14, 2021


Using Market Analysis to Help Make Your Game a Success

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