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Designing the giant battle royale maps of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

Map and level design is the defining factor for many games, and it’s easy to understand why: the way a space of play is designed, and how players move through it, has a profound effect on countless game systems, and ultimately, the player’s experience. For Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene, the creator of Battlegrounds, the vision for his game world was born from …

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NEO Scavenger [Online Game Code]

buy now $14.99 NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, …

The Internet Will Help With A Poltergeist Problem In I’m Still Here

Moving into a new home comes with a lot of worries, not the least of which is the paranormal issues that domicile may hold. Will demons inhabit the dining room? Ghostly apparitions appear in the bathroom mirror? Poltergeist activity in the living room? All of these are potential problems for the new homeowner, but luckily, the internet is there to …

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Video: Rendering the striking visuals of Capybara’s Below

How do you make your game stand out when you’re working with low-complexity assets and a dark, moody color palette? Capybara Games’ Colin Weick got into it at GDC 2017, when he hopped onstage to chat about the techniques used to achieve high visual fidelity in the context of the simplified yet dense aesthetic of the studio’s upcoming roguelike Below.  It was a …

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Guild of Dungeoneergin – Pirates Cove Adventure Pack [Online Game Code]

buy now $4.99 Additional DLC pack for Guild of Dungeoneering – Welcome to Pirates Cove! Pirates Cove includes a new region, new swashbuckling quests, terrifying new enemies, and of course, tons more booty. Come aboard and raise the Jolly Roger for this grand adventure! Where do you find Pirate’s Cove in-game? To find the entrance to the Pirate’s Cove region …

Escape Lizards Has You Tilting Maps To Keep Your Rolling Egg Safe

Escape Lizards have it rough. Their eggs are just lying around all of these deadly arenas filled with pits and hazards and vulture eggs. Not only that, but their eggs love danger, so they try to roll around these places, racing to a finish line that really shouldn’t matter this much to an unborn lizard. And all you can do …

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Given unlimited money and time, ‘What Remains of Edith Finch probably never would have come out’

“Without a constraint on time or resources What Remains of Edith Finch probably never would have come out. Or it would have been some strange, hopelessly delicate monstrosity like the Spruce Goose.” – Giant Sparrow creative director Ian Dallas, reflecting (via Reddit) on the development of the studio’s latest game. Santa Monica-based indie studio Giant Sparrow (The Unfinished Swan) released …

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Gamasutra: Simon Carless’s Blog – Video Game Deep Cuts: Deus Ex’s China Lineage

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.   [Video Game Deep Cuts is a weekly newsletter from curator/video game industry veteran Simon Carless, rounding up the best longread & standout articles & videos about games, every weekend. This week’s …

Screenshot Saturday Highlights – April 22th, 2017

Within the digital battlegrounds of these highlights, you’ll have to face roaming deities, mythical beasts, and powerful supervillains. AlmightyRunwild Entertainment | PC, PS4, Xbox OneAlone or with friends (or enemies), you explore the varied landscapes of Almighty, wielding powerful weapons and magical abilities in challenging combat. Choosing amulets, gear, and skills lets you craft your own unique classes and playstyles. …