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How to Make Superb Survival Games
A perfect balance in difficulty progression enhances the fun of survival games.
December 02, 2022
A perfect balance in difficulty progression enhances the fun of survival games.
by Winston Nguyen, Contributor
December 02, 2022
7 MIN READ
Article
Improving QA Game Testing with Evolved AI
Artificial intelligence is evolving, and with it, so is the process of quality assurance (QA) in game development.
November 15, 2022
Artificial intelligence is evolving, and with it, so is the process of quality assurance (QA) in game development.
by Julian Togelius, Contributor
November 15, 2022
7 MIN READ
Article
Unity’s IronSource merger shows that monetization is king
Games developers may be unhappy with Unity’s growing focus on monetization rather than creation, but ultimately this is the only proven model for funding high levels of investment in development tools.
July 27, 2022
Games developers may be unhappy with Unity’s growing focus on monetization rather than creation, but ultimately this is the only proven model for funding high levels of investment in development tools.
by Liam Deane, Contributor
July 27, 2022
4 MIN READ
Article
The Emotional Experience of Interaction with NPCs in RPG Games
This article explains how NPCs bring players a deep emotional experience through their interaction with players in RPGs.
July 11, 2022
This article explains how NPCs bring players a deep emotional experience through their interaction with players in RPGs.
by Yongcheng Liu, Blogger
July 11, 2022
8 MIN READ
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Steam games market size will decline in 2022 after reaching $6.6bn in 2021
2022 has brought challenges to the video games industry. The whole industry is likely to decline this year. Steam games will also likely see a decline, but will fare better than the rest of the industry.
July 11, 2022
2022 has brought challenges to the video games industry. The whole industry is likely to decline this year. Steam games will also likely see a decline, but will fare better than the rest of the industry.
by Karl Kontus, Blogger
July 11, 2022
5 MIN READ
Article
Custom Terrain Shader and Water Shader: Deterrence - Video Devlog 17
The seventeenth weekly video devlog of Deterrence. This week I go over how I made a custom terrain and water shader using Unity shader graph.
July 11, 2022
The seventeenth weekly video devlog of Deterrence. This week I go over how I made a custom terrain and water shader using Unity shader graph.
by Matthew Gianfrancesco, Blogger
July 11, 2022
1 MIN READ
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Why players love the parenting gameplay in MMO games?
In this article, I will analyze the following aspects of the MMO game's parenting gameplay.
July 11, 2022
In this article, I will analyze the following aspects of the MMO game's parenting gameplay.
by Yongcheng Liu, Blogger
July 11, 2022
7 MIN READ
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PvP experiments. How to win over rivals dealing no damage?
We believe game design is the core element to innovate, so here’s a report on our experiments with PvP system for mobile shooter Donut Punks, where players cannot directly fight their opponents.
July 08, 2022
We believe game design is the core element to innovate, so here’s a report on our experiments with PvP system for mobile shooter Donut Punks, where players cannot directly fight their opponents.
by Donatella Williams, Blogger
July 08, 2022
6 MIN READ
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The 2 types of randomness and how to apply them to your board game
Nobody likes to lose a game because of complete randomness. You want to feel like your decisions matter and that you've either won or lost based on your ability to pull off a particular strategy.
July 06, 2022
Nobody likes to lose a game because of complete randomness. You want to feel like your decisions matter and that you've either won or lost based on your ability to pull off a particular strategy.
by Joe Slack, Blogger
July 06, 2022
5 MIN READ
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What does it mean when players complaining about "low drop rate"?
Why is the "drop rate" getting so much attention, and when players complain about the low drop rate, how should we understand it? This article reveals the method of researching the problem of low drop rate and how to make it right.
July 05, 2022
Why is the "drop rate" getting so much attention, and when players complain about the low drop rate, how should we understand it? This article reveals the method of researching the problem of low drop rate and how to make it right.
by Yongcheng Liu, Blogger
July 05, 2022
9 MIN READ
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RTS Unit Death Animations: Deterrence - Video Devlog 16
The sixteenth weekly devlog of Deterrence. This week I go over how I made unit death animations and more with Unity and other tools.
July 05, 2022
The sixteenth weekly devlog of Deterrence. This week I go over how I made unit death animations and more with Unity and other tools.
by Matthew Gianfrancesco, Blogger
July 05, 2022
1 MIN READ
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What Makes These Outfits in Games Go Viral?
This article reveals the facts behind the question of "are the top seller outfits all good-looking ones?". And I will explain the research findings of player groups buying outfits in game.
July 05, 2022
This article reveals the facts behind the question of "are the top seller outfits all good-looking ones?". And I will explain the research findings of player groups buying outfits in game.
by Yongcheng Liu, Blogger
July 05, 2022
7 MIN READ
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Game Dev Digest Issue #146 - Dev Hacks
Game Dev Digest Issue #146 - Dev Hacks. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
July 01, 2022
Game Dev Digest Issue #146 - Dev Hacks. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
by Mike Marrone, Blogger
July 01, 2022
8 MIN READ
Article
How To Hire A CFO For Your Mobile Gaming Studio
The CFO role is not just about making payroll on time, but a much more strategic role which is very hands-on in nature, getting deep into the mechanics of user acquisition and monetization as well as the headline company financials and fundraising.
June 30, 2022
The CFO role is not just about making payroll on time, but a much more strategic role which is very hands-on in nature, getting deep into the mechanics of user acquisition and monetization as well as the headline company financials and fundraising.
by Martin Macmillan, Blogger
June 30, 2022
5 MIN READ
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Video Game Insights Report: First half of 2022 on Steam
2022 has already seen over 6,000 new games released on Steam. That's over 34 games a day. This article explores the sales performance and trends among the games released in 2022 so far.
June 30, 2022
2022 has already seen over 6,000 new games released on Steam. That's over 34 games a day. This article explores the sales performance and trends among the games released in 2022 so far.
by Karl Kontus, Blogger
June 30, 2022
4 MIN READ
Article