What is Divergent Game Design?

What is Divergent Game Design?

2016 seems to be the year of remakes and remasters. From old movies made new to spiritual successor video games that throwback to a bygone age, with all the new advances in technology over the past few decades, you can hardly blame media producers for wanting to revisit old concepts and see what they’d be like if they were made in the modern era.… Read more...

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Our Solution to the Game Review Problem

Our Solution to the Game Review Problem

For those who don’t know me, I have a very short list of things I can’t stand: people being dicks and whining.… Read more...

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The (Re)birth of Kingdom: New Lands

The (Re)birth of Kingdom: New Lands

It’s been about a year since I wrote about Noio, Licorice, and Raw Fury‘s sidescrolling 2D feudal leadership simulator Kingdom.… Read more...

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Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into the Medieval-type fantasy genre: early exposure to games like Warcraft, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Baldur’s Gate all played their role in shaping my appreciation for elves, dwarves, wizards, and demons.… Read more...

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Early Access Preview: Parkitect

Early Access Preview: Parkitect

// < !).push({}); // ]]> When I was a kid, I was all about — what I called — “building” games.… Read more...

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5 Hearts of Iron IV National Focus Mods to Try Out

5 Hearts of Iron IV National Focus Mods to Try Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> If you haven’t gotten the chance to try Hearts of Iron IV out yet, I suggest you fix that.… Read more...

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5 Total War: WARHAMMER Mods to Check Out

5 Total War: WARHAMMER Mods to Check Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I know, I know. Total War: WARHAMMER hasn’t even been out for two weeks and already we’re talking about mods.… Read more...

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3 Video Game Design YouTube Channels to Check Out

3 Video Game Design YouTube Channels to Check Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> You know, there are channels upon channels of Let’s Plays and game walkthroughs out there on YouTube.… Read more...

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The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For those familiar with the world of The Witcher, you know that isn’t the cheeriest place to visit.… Read more...

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Fallout Cascadia mod features Seattle, Pacific Northwest

Fallout Cascadia mod features Seattle, Pacific Northwest

// < !).push({}); // ]]> H’OMG, GUYS. If it’s two things I love, it’s the Pacific Northwest and Fallout.… Read more...

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Idea Incubator: My Stellaris Mod Wishlist

Idea Incubator: My Stellaris Mod Wishlist

// < !).push({}); // ]]> “Idea Incubator” is our new column focused on mod and game design ideas.… Read more...

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Start2Kickstarter: The Wild Eight

Start2Kickstarter: The Wild Eight

// < !).push({}); // ]]> As spring is finally here in Cascadia (and then some with this 80º+ weather lately), it’s hard to think about the bitterness of the winter cold.… Read more...

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6 Reasons Why I Hate Video Game Reviews

6 Reasons Why I Hate Video Game Reviews

// < !).push({}); // ]]> This may come as a surprise, but I hate video game reviews. I’m not a fan of reading them.… Read more...

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Zubmariner set to surface Fall 2016

Zubmariner set to surface Fall 2016

// < !).push({}); // ]]> British game developers/master wordsmiths Failbetter Games were happy to announce their new Sunless Sea DLC Zubmariner‘s release date at EGX Rezzed earlier last week.… Read more...

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You Filthy Animal: 3 Games for Your Inner Beast

You Filthy Animal: 3 Games for Your Inner Beast

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I’ve lived my entire life as a human being. This shows no signs of changing, so it looks like I’m stuck with the classification of Homo sapiens for at least the foreseeable future.… Read more...

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TaleWorlds to tease new Bannerlord gameplay in March

TaleWorlds to tease new Bannerlord gameplay in March

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For those of you who’ve been waiting patiently for TaleWorlds to update us on their latest entry to the Mount & Blade series, FINALLY SOME NEWS AT LAST!… Read more...

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Idea Incubator: Why Not Make a Fallout RTS?

Idea Incubator: Why Not Make a Fallout RTS?

// < !).push({}); // ]]> “Idea Incubator” is our new column focused on game and mod design ideas.… Read more...

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5 Mount & Blade: Warband Mods Worth Playing

5 Mount & Blade: Warband Mods Worth Playing

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I can’t remember the last time I played the vanilla version of Mount & Blade: Warband.… Read more...

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2002 platformer Ty the Tasmanian Tiger coming to Early Access

2002 platformer Ty the Tasmanian Tiger coming to Early Access

// < !).push({}); // ]]> Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a 3D platformer that was originally developed for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube in 2002 by Krome Studios.… Read more...

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Spotlight: Boomzap Entertainment

Spotlight: Boomzap Entertainment

// < !).push({}); // ]]> One thing I personally enjoy about the indie side of the video game industry is how varied and unique the studios are.… Read more...

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Early Access Preview: The Forest

Early Access Preview: The Forest

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I’ve spent some time in the forest. Though I survived the plane crash that led me to this place, my son is nowhere to be found.… Read more...

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Heavy metal game ‘Slain!’ “too hard” for release

Heavy metal game ‘Slain!’ “too hard” for release

// < !).push({}); // ]]> Game release dates get delayed all the time, in fact it has become easier to become a little more pessimistic toward release dates; expecting the worst and being pleasantly surprised when games do come out on time.… Read more...

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Review: Drunken Robot Pornography (PC): Lasers and Floozies

Review: Drunken Robot Pornography (PC): Lasers and Floozies

// < !).push({}); // ]]> While perusing an old Steam sale, a very interesting title caught my eye: Drunken Robot Pornography, a game by Dejobaan Games and self-described bullet hell style shoot ‘em up.… Read more...

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‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ offers new way to learn

‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ offers new way to learn

// < !).push({}); // ]]> Everyone learns differently. Some are visual learners that want to see the subject and others can simply read and absorb information well.… Read more...

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