Category Archives: Game Design

Progress and updates on the game design process.

Game Prototype development quote needed

I’m looking for a prototype of a RTS game on iOS developed. Just a single level, basic graphics. 2D sprites on 3D isometric plane. Happy for it to be done in Unity and/or another rapid development environment. Would be nice … Continue reading

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Indies on the Mac

From the Oddlabs blog: Many game developers, indie or not, view the Mac as a freak that no one cares for or wants to be associated with. They look at statistics that show only 5% of desktop machines are Macs … Continue reading

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Although they are developed in software, games are not software

The title of this post is from this article: You Need $100,000. Users relate to them differently. Immersion matters. Balance matters. Drawing people into the world of the game in a way that doesn’t break their attention every few seconds … Continue reading

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Skirmish MP

Following on from my last post, I would posit that there is something missing from MP RTS (Multi Player Real Time Strategy) games and that would be the lack of a feeling that success has an impact. Left 4 Dead … Continue reading

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Most RTS single player modes suck…

Josh Bycer writes: Honestly, most RTS single player modes… suck. The reason is that designers try to use it to teach the player about multiplayer which doesn’t work, as an AI is not a good substitute for a player … … Continue reading

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Gliese 581

Of course, this is not the first time we have seen Gliese 581 (HO Librae). In 2214, we’ll send a Seedship.

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QABAL: INTENT vs IMPLEMENTATION

This thread on rpg.net asks why secret magical settings in games tend to be dumb. My problem is, it’s never made any sense to me on an absolutely fundamental. The idea in most of these settings is that humans not … Continue reading

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Frontier: A Changed Man

Kibwe had returned home a changed man. Kibwe had always wanted to be a pilot. From an early age he made airfoils from balsa and drove his parents to distraction with his attention to detail, his constant entreaties to be … Continue reading

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Awesome bollywood movie trailer is awesome

I’m not sure I ever need to watch another action movie again. That said – anyone interested in making a t23L movie?

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The Final Frontier. No, really.

Ian Sales writes on his blog: And sometimes those imaginations run a little too free. A lot of science fiction is set in outer space, or on worlds which orbit other stars. Or, indeed, other types of celestial objects, both … Continue reading

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