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Winning Formulas That Make Difficult Games Enjoyable

Winning Formulas That Make Difficult Games Enjoyable

How to turn frustration into fun

August 8, 2015 - The resurgence of challenging games has brought back an old-school approach to development. However, not every game gets the delicate balance correct so hopefully this article will be insightful enough for you to implement the perfect difficulty for your next game.
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How Authentic Should Your Retro Game Be?

How Authentic Should Your Retro Game Be?

Nostalgia never gets old

May 10, 2015 - One of the most important decisions to make when creating a game is how it will look. If you're working on a retro game, how authentic should it be? Should it even be retro? Let's explore three options through examples that may help narrow your decision down.
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Why Criticism Is Important to Game Development

Why Criticism Is Important to Game Development

How to develop as a developer

May 7, 2015 - Becoming successful in the gaming industry undoubtedly requires a great deal of patience. In the first installment of our "Dear Devs" series, I hope to inspire developers to seriously consider the criticism that they receive instead of taking it personally and becoming bitter as a result. After all, criticism is a key tool for improvement and if used correctly, it could help you achieve extraordinary success.
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