game development


In 1998, 'Jagged Alliance' Developers Threatened a Walkout—And It Worked

How developers on a classic tactics game ended crunch and reformed their workplace with just the threat of a walkout.


'Welcome to Bummertown' Tells a Pointed Joke About Game Development

Metafictional narratives in games could help bridge the gap between the conditions facing creators and their audience's expectations.


How 'Slime Rancher' Made a Ton of Money And Stuck to 40-Hour Workweeks

That it's surprising a studio made this a priority tells you everything about the modern state of making video games.


Where The Hell Did 'Mighty No. 9' For Vita and 3DS Go?

It's been two years since the disappointing spiritual successor to Mega Man came and went, but the developers still haven't fully delivered on their promises.


How One Line of Ancient Code Haunted a Major MMO For Six Months

'Aliens: Colonial Marines' isn't the only game to have shipped with problems the developers would only figure out much later.


I Never Get Tired of Learning Game Dev Tricks and Hacks

Creators behind games like 'Fez' and 'The Walking Dead' share a few funky tricks on Twitter.


Working to Make Brazil's Gaming Scene More Accessible for Deaf Players

From esports to eduction, how developers and players are trying to create opportunity and accessibility for Brazilians who are hard of hearing.


Game Designers Are Sharing Naked, Unfinished Levels for "Blocktober"

If you want to see what a game looks like before the many layers of polish, this is an illuminating hashtag.


What's the Longest You've Followed a Game in Development?

Watching a long development cycle has its ups and downs, but seeing a game find its identity is inspiring.


Meet The Devs Who Made Indie Games on the Original Playstation

We speak to three developers who started on Sony’s PlayStation dev kit—Net Yaroze—and what it meant to share their expertise and experiences online.


Animators: Awkward 'Andromeda' Animations Are Automation Amok

The automation of highly-skilled animation labor hits a speed-bump on the way to Andromeda.


Why, Nearly a Year Later, 'Homefront: The Revolution' Is Still Getting Updated

The 'Homefront' sequel didn't get many glowing reviews, but the developers have kept cranking away at the game.