The First Big Video Game Made By Native Alaskans

A few years ago, an Alaskan indigenous community found themselves with money to invest. Like any investment, the money would ideally multiply itself many times over. The Cook Inlet Tribal Council thought about funding funeral homes and getting into real estate. Instead, they decided to pour their money into a video… » 8/01/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

​How Much It Cost to Put An Indie Game on Xbox One

Making games as a solo developer is a hard lifestyle. You can put a lot of hours into making something that goes nowhere. But figuring out what platforms to publish on and how much things will cost is a whole other stress. Here's how much it cost to put one indie title onto Xbox One. Spoiler: launching it on PC is… » 7/30/14 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

I'm Pretty Sure Sunset Overdrive is Ratchet & Clank Reskinned

Back in the day Insomniac was top tier PlayStation. The Ratchet & Clank series ruled (unless you preferred Jak & Daxter, in which case: arguments) and it had nailed a perfect mix of run and gun controls and 'what the hell did I just shoot' weapons. Why any of it was happening didn't matter, only that felt great doing… » 7/24/14 6:30pm 7/24/14 6:30pm

How BioWare Plans Who You Can Romance In Their Games

Creating romances in a BioWare game isn't just a matter of writing and art. It's also a matter of math. That's one of several insights in a really good 48-minute talk delivered by the writers of Dragon Age Inquisition at last week's GaymerX2 convention. The topic was romance (read: who your character can eventually… » 7/18/14 10:40am 7/18/14 10:40am