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Narrative design myth-busting: It's not "just writing"

In this ongoing series, narrative designer Matthew Weise confronts misconceptions about narrative design in game development.

In this ongoing series, narrative designer Matthew Weise confronts misconceptions about narrative design in game development.


IGDA Women in Games group chair Jennifer Scheurle departs following abuse allegations

Scheurle was the chair of the IGDA's Women in Games Special Interest Group, but has now left the role.

Scheurle was the chair of the IGDA's Women in Games Special Interest Group, but has now left the role.



WB Games hires David Hewitt to be studio head of Monolith Productions

Warner Bros. Games has hired former Sony Santa Monica executive David Hewitt to run Monolith Productions.

Warner Bros. Games has hired former Sony Santa Monica executive David Hewitt to run Monolith Productions.


Super practical indie game marketing with Chris Zukowski - GDC Podcast ep. 24

Indie game marketing consultant Chris Zukowski joins us to talk indie games and the press, game discount strategies, and the biggest problem indies face.

Indie game marketing consultant Chris Zukowski joins us to talk indie games and the press, game discount strategies, and the biggest problem indies face.

Sep 16, 2021


Omdia Analyst: In-app ad revenue is growing faster than in-app user spending

Analyst Guillermo Escofet examines how much revenue comes from in-app advertising versus in-app spending.

Analyst Guillermo Escofet examines how much revenue comes from in-app advertising versus in-app spending.


Obituary: ZX Spectrum creator Clive Sinclair has passed away at 81

Clive Sinclair, creator of the pocket calculator and the ZX Spectrum personal computer, has passed away at age 81.

Clive Sinclair, creator of the pocket calculator and the ZX Spectrum personal computer, has passed away at age 81.


Former Destiny, Halo composer owes Bungie thousands after being found in contempt of court

Destiny and Halo soundtrack composer Marty O'Donnell has been found in contempt of court for posting music assets on YouTube and Bandcamp.

Destiny and Halo soundtrack composer Marty O'Donnell has been found in contempt of court for posting music assets on YouTube and Bandcamp.


Opinion: The pandemic PAX - Relearning how to gather in a dangerous world

"A back-to-basics convention that actually did seem—whether accidentally or otherwise—to put meaningful interactions between people first."

"A back-to-basics convention that actually did seem—whether accidentally or otherwise—to put meaningful interactions between people first."


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Marketing meatball theory - How to use free to get more followers

It is really hard to get anyone to actually buy anything, much less take an action like joining your mailing list or discord. It is even more difficult when you are offering a game that is different, or a bit avant garde.

Sep 17, 2021


Localizing Saviors of Sapphire Wings and Stranger of Sword City Revisited

Late in 2019 NIS America approached us to discuss porting these two games to the Nintendo Switch and PC. This article outlines the technical localization challenges that were found in the two games and how we approached solving them.

Sep 17, 2021



Narrative technologies for immersive educational games

Today a person has to face and adapt to new, constantly changing forms of dialogue. This is evidenced by the growing interest in computer technologies and attempts to apply them in various fields.

Sep 16, 2021


What I learned from a 14-year passion project

It was October 9th, 2007 - I was in my first Intro to Game Design class in college when I got a call from my aunt that my mother had passed away after a four-year battle with cancer. It was time to make a game to honor her life and memory...

Sep 16, 2021


VR game discovery, Reddit, trailers & more

Is the market finally improving for VR? And lots more...

Sep 16, 2021


Horizontal resequencing and dynamic transitions for game music composers

The 2nd instalment of a 6-part series. Composer Winifred Phillips shares content from her GDC 2021 talk, "From Spyder to Sackboy: A Big Adventure in Interactive Music." This article explores more complex deployments of the horizontal resequencing model.

Sep 15, 2021


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