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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.


Obituary: Hiroshi "Mr. Dotman" Ono, celebrated Namco designer, has died at age 64

The famed "Mr. Dotman," who was graphic designer on Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, and other classic titles, has passed away.

The famed "Mr. Dotman," who was graphic designer on Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, and other classic titles, has passed away.


IGF accepts over 400 entries for GDC 2022

The 24th annual Independent Games Festival will return to San Francisco in-person in March 2022.

The 24th annual Independent Games Festival will return to San Francisco in-person in March 2022.


Twitch data leak didn't expose passwords or login credentials

Full credit card numbers also remain secure.

Full credit card numbers also remain secure.


FIFA knocks exclusive licensing deals, casting more doubt on EA partnership

"It is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one party controlling all rights."

"It is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one party controlling all rights."


Epic Games store to "welcome" games that use blockchain tech

Epic Games has a port in the storm for beleaguered blockchain game developers.

Epic Games has a port in the storm for beleaguered blockchain game developers.


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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


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 14, 2021


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