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  • A vote to give the people say over the terms of Brexit.

    I don’t usually put political stuff up on GAMESbrief. In fact, since I’ve been active as Design Director of Electric Square for most of this year, I haven’t been posting much at all. That will change soon,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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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 www.lostgarden.com....

    • Posted 6 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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  • Smart return hook from Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire

    PocketGamer.biz 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 1 year 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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