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
How to remove the frustration of reading in games
We speak with developers behind 80 Days, Sunless Sea, and Before I Forget about how they get players to actually read their text-heavy games.
January 07, 2022
Best of 2021: The top game developers of the year
With 2022 officially underway, it's time to take one last look back at 2021 and recognize the game developers who have left a lasting, positive impression on the games industry.
January 05, 2022
Best of 2021: The trends and events that defined the year for game developers
Reality has, quite frustratingly, knocked on the video game industry's door and said "hello! We've come here to stress you out again."
December 29, 2021
Game Developer's Best of 2021: Alissa McAloon's top 5 games
Plenty of familiar faces caught editor-in-chief Alissa McAloon's eye this year, with many of her favorite games of 2021 being new and refreshing takes on longtime favorite stories and series.
December 23, 2021
Game Developer's Best of 2021: Chris Kerr's top 5 games
Here are the five titles (along with a few cheeky honorable mentions) that made an impression on Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr during 2021.
December 21, 2021
Game Developer's Best of 2021: The top 10 games of the year
From innovative and introspective indies to triple-A games that hit just right, here's the Game Developer Staff's picks for the top games of 2021.
December 20, 2021
Inspiring adventures on the high seas through Sailwind's realistic take on sailing
"In a game with no enemies or combat of any kind, the possibility of getting lost adds an element of risk and challenge. The risk of failure is what makes success meaningful, and it's one of the necessary elements of any game."
December 16, 2021
Gone Before You Blink: The webcam-driven gameplay of Before Your Eyes
"You're trying to hold on to these moments but inevitably you're going to have to blink...you have to learn to accept and celebrate what you have."
December 14, 2021
Q&A: Catching up with the protestors ousted from The Game Awards
Game Workers of Southern California discuss being removed by security outside The Game Awards venue LA Live, and what message they were hoping to send at the event.
December 13, 2021
Q&A: Kitfox Games co-founder Tanya X. Short breaks down the four-day work week
"The important thing to me is that we track our velocity accurately, rather than flatteringly, and do our best to be productive, without compromising our quality of life."
December 13, 2021