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Apple Watch gets its first exclusive game, courtesy of WayForward

This week long-standing developer WayForward confirmed plans to launch its next game, Watch Quest, exclusively for the Apple Watch. While Apple’s wrist-mounted iPhone accessory won’t hit stores until next week, developers have already begun ruminating on how to make games for it. WayForward’s next game seems to employ the watch as a peripheral that players […]

Algorithms – Inside Search – Google

There are many components to the search process and the results page, and we’re constantly updating our technologies and systems to deliver better results. Many of these changes involve exciting new innovations, such as the Knowledge Graph or Google Instant. There are other important systems that we constantly tune and refine. This list of projects […]

Video: Designing for exploration and choice in Firewatch

Here’s a fun design challenge: How do you make a first-person game that tells a cogent story, while still allowing players to explore and make meaningful choices, without common FPS game mechanics like combat or player death? Campo Santo aims to do just that with Firewatch, and at GDC 2015 developers Nels Anderson and Jake […]

IGDA Board: On Recent Concerns Regarding Preservation of Games

Thursday, April 09, 2015 Today, by unanimous vote, the IGDA Board of Directors released the following statement: “Video games are a creative art form and a cultural artifact worthy of preservation. The International Games Developers Association (IGDA) wholeheartedly supports efforts by academic researchers and archivists to study and catalog such creative works and ensure their […]