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Behind Solar Ash's eerie, alien game design
Heart Machine co-founder Alx Preston discusses the design direction of eerie alien adventure game Solar Ash.
January 14, 2022
Heart Machine co-founder Alx Preston discusses the design direction of eerie alien adventure game Solar Ash.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
January 14, 2022
6 min read
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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
"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."
by Eddie Velazquez, Contributor
January 13, 2022
8 min read
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Inside the process of re-releasing the first Angry Birds
Soon, you'll be able to play the original Angry Birds again. Here's why Rovio is re-listing it.
January 11, 2022
Soon, you'll be able to play the original Angry Birds again. Here's why Rovio is re-listing it.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
January 11, 2022
6 min read
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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
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.
by Jack Yarwood, Contributor
January 07, 2022
11 min read
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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
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.
by Game Developer, Staff
January 05, 2022
16 min read
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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
Reality has, quite frustratingly, knocked on the video game industry's door and said "hello! We've come here to stress you out again."
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
December 29, 2021
22 min read
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Game Developer's Best of 2021: Bryant Francis' top 10 games
Senior editor Bryant Francis looks back at his top 10 games of 2021.
December 27, 2021
Senior editor Bryant Francis looks back at his top 10 games of 2021.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
December 27, 2021
8 min read
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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
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.
by Alissa McAloon, Editor-in-Chief
December 23, 2021
12 min read
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Game Developer's Best of 2021: Holly Green's top 5 games
Game Developer's community editorial coordinator Holly Green shares the 5 games that made an impression on her during 2021.
December 22, 2021
Game Developer's community editorial coordinator Holly Green shares the 5 games that made an impression on her during 2021.
by Holly Green, Community Editorial Coordinator
December 22, 2021
8 min read
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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
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.
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
December 21, 2021
8 min read
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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
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.
by Alissa McAloon, Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2021
13 min read
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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
"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."
by John Harris, Contributor
December 16, 2021
11 min read
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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
"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."
by Luke Siuty, Contributor
December 14, 2021
9 min read
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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
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.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
December 13, 2021
12 min read
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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
"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."
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
December 13, 2021
6 min read
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