In the past it was not uncommon for a hit video game to be developed by either a single individual or a very small team in a short period of time. For the most part, those days are behind us. Yes, there are plenty of indie developers out there, and some of the games that…Read More
Game Classics: Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Sometimes I think about the weirdness that we are willing to accept from pop culture. Mario is an Italian man who gets transported through pipes, gains power from mushrooms, and fights a giant talking turtle, yet nobody bats an eye. Speaking of bats, one of our greatest heroes is a rich guy dressed up as…Read More
History of Game Design: Checkmate!
Hey everybody! For those who only started following this blog recently, you may not know that I have been doing a series on the history of game design, where I look at how games have evolved over time. Last year I did an article on Race Games, and another one on War Games. However, the…Read More
Time to Tame a Temtem!
If you have been following this blog for a while, you may know that I’m a pretty big Pokemon fan. My wife and I have played almost every game in the series, we have matching Plusle and Minun plushes, and I even wrote an entire article about my predictions for generation 8. Because of this,…Read More