Four Creative (if Bizarre) Games from Global Game Jam Beijing

The Global Game Jam, where thousands upon thousands of gamers join together to create a video game over a weekend, is over, and this year, for the first time ever, the game jam also came to Beijing. » 1/26/15 6:00am 1/26/15 6:00am

The Story Behind the Only Square RPG Developed in North America

Secret of Evermore is one of the most underrated RPGs in gaming. Released in 1995 on the SNES, it's a love letter to what is best about JRPGs, with influences from Secret of Mana and even cameos by Final Fantasy characters like Cecil from FFIV. But it also weaves its own identity with a quirky narrative… » 9/29/14 2:10pm 9/29/14 2:10pm

Could This Be the End of GSC Game World and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?

The Kiev, Ukraine based developer that put a dramatic spin on nuclear horror in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of PC first-person shooters has reportedly closed its doors, leaving the fate of the eagerly-anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 up in the air. » 12/09/11 4:20pm 12/09/11 4:20pm

K-Mart Puts Your Reviews Where They Matter Most, On Store Shelves

Want to have massive influence over the powers of marketing and publishing that back the world's biggest video games? Then you might want to try writing a game review for K-Mart. » 7/15/10 1:00pm 7/15/10 1:00pm

Sonic Team On Sonic Colors

Yesterday Sega revealed a new Sonic the Hedgehog game, Sonic Colors, but didn't mention who'd be handling development duties. According to an update from ArchangelUK at the Sega City Blognik, the development team formerly known as Sega AM8, Sonic Team, will be handling development on the Wii version, with longtime… » 5/27/10 11:20am 5/27/10 11:20am

Cred vs. Influence (or Killing our Soul)

Artist, writer, game designer; the biggest feather in Brenda Brathwaite's cap, in my book, is that she had a hand in creating some of the Wizardry games. » 1/13/10 10:00am 1/13/10 10:00am

You're A Game Developer in 2010...What Will You Do?


You can't believe you got a job doing this. Your mom said you would never get anywhere with these games. Now you're a big game developer. What will you do to ensure 2010 is a better year that 2009? » 12/17/09 2:00pm 12/17/09 2:00pm

Love Life Game Design Challenge Kicks Off

The second annual Life. Love Game Design Challenge went live today, the first day of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week in the U.S. » 2/02/09 4:00pm 2/02/09 4:00pm

What If Your Character Was Only As Fit As You Are

We've seen the theme before: Video games, forsaking all outdoor activity to play them, can lead to obesity. Recently someone sent me a video, which does a great job of getting that message across. It also reminds me of this idea I had last year for a game that would use over-the-counter heart rate monitors to track… » 5/08/08 5:00pm 5/08/08 5:00pm