Crafting the visuals of 20XX for maximum

20XX is a fast-paced sidescrolling roguelike that’s found an appreciative audience on Steam since it launched last month. It mixes a decidedly Mega Man X-esque play style with generated levels to constantly test players’ twitchy jumping and shooting reactions. That’s meant that the art and animation has been a very, very important part of the game. 20XX has always worn …

Gamasutra:Simon’s Blog -Video Game Deep Cuts: The Crea

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. Some of …

Find A Missing Nose In This Game Take On Gogol’s Short Story

The Nose, Three Percent Games’ take on Gogol’s short story of the same name, will have players exploring a tiny version of St. Petersburg, searching for their missing nose and talking with the people they meet in this little slice of city. Major Kovalev woke up one morning to find his nose missing, which is a strange circumstance to find …

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Fall of Light [Online Game Code]

buy now $14.99 As Nyx, an old, retired warrior, evade the Shadows and find your way through the crooked corridors of gloomy dungeons, navigate the treacherous pathways of the darkened overworld and fight emissaries of darkness in long-forgotten temples. Many puzzles and deadly traps stand between you and your goal – to bring your daughter Aether to the last place …

Video: Applying 3D level design skills to

How much of level design’s best practices are specific to a particular genre or presentation style, and how well do level design skills transfer between different formats? That’s the question game designer Lisa Brown sought to explore and help answer at GDC 2017, in an intriguing talk about how she applied 3D level design skills she’d honed at Insomniac Games …

Screenshot Saturday Highlights – September 30th, 2017

Ancient monstrosities, extraterrestrial hordes, demonic foes, and a whole array of equally dangerous enemies threaten to destroy you in these weekend’s collection of Screenshot Saturday Highlights. Golem GatesLaser Guided Games | PCDescribed as a blend of RTS, MOBA, and card game, Golem Gates challenges you to spawn powerful weapons and support to battle incoming waves of ancient golem warmachines. Across …