Thinking inside the box: The mind-bending puzzles and realities of Moncage
Once envisioned as a hidden object game, Moncage instead uses "the act of connecting" as a powerful vehicle to tell its wordless story using dimension-bending perspective.
January 17, 2022
Cris Tales' marriage of JRPG inspirations and Colombian charm
"What we wanted to do is take those very normal, day-to-day elements that we have here in Colombia and turn them into these magical versions of themselves."
January 13, 2022
Honing creepiness through contrast in horror puzzler Happy Game
The world of Happy Game is anything but happy. That misnomer carries through to a game filled with contrasting themes and visual contradictions, all of which serve to create a truly unsettling puzzle game experience.
December 06, 2021
Thrills and quills: The ink-based combat and magical manuscripts of Inkulinati
"We didn't take into account how much work there is with the interface in such a game. But we don't regret the choice."
November 22, 2021
GDC 2022 returns to San Francisco to celebrate game developer community
Register by January 26, 2022 to save on your pass for the Game Developers Conference, happening once again in-person!
November 18, 2021
Intimacy from the inanimate in house-moving puzzler Unpacking
"In Unpacking it felt impossible to separate art, level design and narrative design, as the three were so closely intertwined."
November 16, 2021
Unity moves to acquire Weta Digital in $1.63 billion, "metaverse-shaping" deal
According to Unity, bringing Weta into the fold aims to help Weta's "incredibly exclusive and sophisticated visual effects tools" reach new artists and to "shape the future of the metaverse."
November 09, 2021
Creating the horrific but creepily comforting atmosphere of Dap
"Very distorted textures make a player feel more uneasy than a smooth surface, and at the same time, it looks a lot more natural while still being very low res pixel art."
October 28, 2021