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EXTRA: Bilbao, a Diamond in the Rough

Ok, before I begin, I must admit, I am a little bit biased when it comes to Bilbao. I have Basque roots and I’ve always been a fan. However, that does not undermine the fact that this city is an unexploited paradise for game developers and studios looking to expand. First off, the Basque Country is undoubtedly the richest and… Read more →

ARTICLE: Why Should Game Designers Play Art Games?

Playing all the AAA titles available out there will only do you good if you are working at a studio that develops AAA titles. Even so, playing Auteur Games will still be extremely vital. Most big titles out there are innovative in scope, but not necessarily innovative when it comes to content. Most game designers are not currently working on… Read more →

LESSON: Help for Non-Artists

I’ve met many programmers facing a single major problem when they attempt to create their own games: Art. They suck at it. It’s great to collaborate with other people who share talents that you lack, but a lot of times you don’t find the right person, or you do find someone but they may have a hard time committing without getting… Read more →

LIST: Top 5 Publishing Platforms for Indie Devs

5. Steam Greenlight Steam is king when it comes to PC gaming. Their Greenlight community is an excellent tool to allow and encourage indie developers to put up their games on Steam and reach millions of players. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest choice. Applying on Steam requires a lot of time and effort. Furthermore, receiving enough votes from the community can be… Read more →

ARTICLE: Do Abstract Games Have a Story?

Many abstract games don’t seem to have a story. And while there may not be characters involved, there is still a story arch, a trip that the player goes through when playing. This story arch is filled with moments of tension, excitement, success, failure, meditation, etc. A game without an interesting trip lacks engagement. Stories have specific structures: beginning, middle… Read more →

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LIST: Top 10 Cities to be a Game Developer in Europe

10. Prague, Czech Republic Although getting more touristic every year, Czechia is still one of the most affordable places to live in Europe, making it an ideal spot for start-ups and small studios. 9. Helsinki, Finland If you don’t like cold winters and short days, maybe Helsinki is not the place for you. But if you’re looking for a country… Read more →