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  • Dan Cook on Designing Friendships in Videogames

    Dan Cook is a great designer, who has designed games like Triple Town, Steambirds Alliance and Realm of the Mad God. He is also very generous with his time and this thoughts, including at his blog

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • What is your games industry alignment? Chaotic Good?

    Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester takes an unusual approach to recruitment. He just tweeted out Paradox’s D&D-style alignment chart. It’s very good.

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Local notifications make a resurgence and 43% of users accept them

    I often put local notifications low on my list of “features which must be included in an Minimum Viable Product”. They are easy to retrofit and don’t prove out the core of your game, so they don’t...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • VR is overwhelming and confusing, finds the BBC

    The BBC has just published detailed consumer research into VR attitudes and adoption, in partnership with research firm IPSOS. It is a great, not-too-long, read and I urge it you to read it in full. A handful...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Smart return hook from Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire has a damning review of the new Final Fantasy Title from MZ (formerly Machine Zone). Its summary is that it is a machine for separating players from their money, much like their previous incarnations of Game...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Why Apple’s ad blocking will be good for games

    At this very moment, the top paid app on the US App Store is an ad blocker. Ad blockers threaten the business models of many traditional media businesses as they transition to the web and mobile. The...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • How Fallout Shelter made me sexist.

    I love Fallout Shelter. I don’t think it will be keep me for ever. I’ve got 200 Dwellers, I’ve gone nearly as deep underground as you can, and I’ve almost run out of things to do. It...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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