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How to Write a Good Story for your Indie Game: 5 Steps

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You’re an Indie who wants to tell a story within your game. Where do you even start? I’m Edwin McRae, an Indie veteran narrative design, and here’s some things that I’ve found useful. Start with what’s actually going to be in your game. You don’t need a creation story. You don’t need to know how the ancient empire rose…
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Want to be a Beta Tester? You Need to Read This First

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Article by Monica Mizzi Beta testing computer and console games can be a lucrative job – not only do you get to test games before they hit the market, you can earn some sweet moolah for your efforts. While you may think your responsibility rests solely on giving honest and constructive feedback, you will likely have legal obligations to…

Animator Recalls Development of Conker’s Bad Fur Day

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Louise O’Connor worked as an animator and voice actress on Conker’s Bad Fur Day, the 2001 game which combined a child-friendly veneer with bawdy, referential humor in the vein of South Park and Eminem. Originally released for the Nintendo 64, the title has become more than just a cult classic — it’s known as one of the best games…
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Games and e-Literature

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Revelations through e-literature If somebody asks you to define e-literature and you don’t get much further than ‘literature that is electronic’ or ‘literature with a computer component’, don’t feel too bad. Electronic literature is one of those strange areas that most people don’t know much about. Heck, though the e-literature collection by eliterature.org has more than 60+ titles for…
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Virtual Reality Sickness casts a shadow on the video game industry

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The term cyberspace was originally coined in William Gibson’s 1984 book Neuromancer. It depicts a user entering a digital world and interacting or manipulating the data within it. Today, humanity is closer than ever to this depiction now that virtual reality can be experienced by simply walking into any local Best Buy. Recent History of VR Technology Virtual reality…
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Cosmic Star Heroine Release Date 2017

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Zeboyd Games long awaited Kickstarter project for the new sci-fi JRPG Cosmic Star Heroine, finally has a release date! Launched on October 1st, 2013, Cosmic Star Heroine’s campaign immediately grabbed the attention of fans of sci fi and SNES era RPGs like Chrono Trigger. The game was originally supposed to have a launch of 2014 but unfortunately long development…

River City Ransom Underground: The fight of your life

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River City Random Underground – The beating you’ve been waiting for since 90’ It’s so hard nowadays to find good modern beat em’ up games. Often times when digging through a somewhat limited collection of titles, I just give up and end up going back to the same ones over and over again. Classics like Streets of Rage, Final…

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