game development

  • What Games Are: The Win Imperative

    What Games Are: The Win Imperative

    Many readers will be familiar with the idea that games and reward go together. Yet reward by itself isn't rewarding. The reason is that it's not the reward that's interesting, but rather what it signifies: satisfaction of a job well done, a stroke of luck, a problem solved, a situation overcome, an enemy defeated. In short, it's about winning. All games are played to win. Read More

  • A Guide For Mobile Game Developers To Survive The Holiday Season Rush

    A Guide For Mobile Game Developers To Survive The Holiday Season Rush

    Editor's note: Nate BarkerĀ is publisher relations manager and Jamie Evans is advertising account manager at Chartboost. Here are a few things you need to know to stay calm, cool and collected this holiday season, so you can maximize the effectiveness of your mobile marketing budgets. Read More

  • Y Combinator Alum MakeGamesWithUs Wants To Turn High School Kids Into iPhone Game Developers

    Y Combinator Alum MakeGamesWithUs Wants To Turn High School Kids Into iPhone Game Developers

    MakeGamesWithUs is a new iOS game publishing company with a twist: its focus is on helping high school and college students to build games. MakeGamesWithUs us will take the kids' creations, provide professional graphics and art and publish them in the App Store. The kids will own the code, and the company will own the graphics and take a cut of the sales. The company already has a few games built… Read More

  • Wonderfl: online live Flash code wrangling service

    Wonderfl: online live Flash code wrangling service

    I'm no coder, but this sure looks like a useful tool for people interested not just in making Flash games and applications, but in learning how others do it and seeing what goes into, say, a Flash version of Tron. wonderfl's two-pane, all-online system lets you write or paste code in the left, which is then compiled by the server and instantly displayed on the right. I have a couple friends… Read More

  • Microsoft getting into user-created games for Xbox

    Microsoft getting into user-created games for Xbox

    Not content to let initiatives like Nintendo’s WiiWare and Sony’s PlayStation Network hog all the user-created glory, Microsoft has recently unveiled its “Community Games” project for Xbox Live, currently in closed beta, according to GamesIndustry.biz. Microsoft’s David Edery says that this project will “leapfrog” WiiWare and PSN, although it sounds… Read More