SAN FRANCISCO—In a small room yesterday inside the massive Moscone Center meeting complex, roughly 200 people crowded around a large table to conduct a challenging conversation about working in the video game industry. There was a single microphone, chauffeured from person to person by a sprinting staffer working the…
On any given day, CEO André Thomas arrives at his company Triseum’s office in Bryan, Texas at nine in the morning. While this is when Thomas gets in, his work day usually starts hours before by checking sales on the company’s educational video games. On one of the days that Thomas and I spoke, he told me he had been…
Last week, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw posted his version of what might be a genderswapped plot summary of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 on his portfolio website. (There’s a version with the names swapped back here). Now there’s a game jam based on the synopsis that lets Half-Life fans bring their sequel visions to life.
If you have ever wanted to pay $3/minute to talk to game developers on the phone—and who hasn’t?—today is your lucky day, thanks to the launch of Callvention, a wild new website that will no doubt be used by many people.
Do you have a favorite game developer? One who makes your interest in a game spike the minute you know they're involved? Turns out a lot of Japanese gamers do too. Some might surprise you, some might not.
There's a game developer on the internet looking for love. And he's got the job to woo you.
Former Kotaku contributor Alice Taylor responds to Game Developer magazine's choices for The Game Developer 50, which highlighted gaming's "important accomplishments of the last year (give or take)... in the categories of art, design, programming, business, and evangelism."