Tagged: Game Development

Institutional Alzheimers: A Culture of Secrecy and the Opacity of #GAMEDEV Work

[Cross Posted at Gamasutra] Yesterday, Todd Harper (@laevantine) tweeted a reflection on several other blog posts responding to recent news that Irrational Games was closing. I like that both @leighalexander and @BRKeogh‘s pieces on Irrational highlight the intense opacity of the game dev process… — Todd Harper (@laevantine) February 19, 2014 Both Leigh Alexander (@leighalexander) […]

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Kick Starting Fans and the Play of Patronage

[Cross Posted on my Personal Blog] It has been a strange couple of days in #GAMEDEV land. For those that haven’t followed Double Fine’s Adventure on KickStarter, now would be a good time to start. The short story is that a small studio run by a game development luminary employing other game development legends managed […]

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The Brewing Storm Between Games and Education

This one has been brewing for a while. Perhaps, as Stephen Totilo notes, ever since Raph Koster voiced his concerns back in 2006. I believe that there is a storm coming between “game people” and educators, precisely at a moment when money is flooding into these realms. So, perhaps, that is reason enough for a storm. But the foundations […]

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