Game Design Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design features or mechanics within a video game, in order to show how seemingly simple, fundamental design decisions aren't really that simple at all. Check out earlier installments on the the action-based RPG battles in Undertale, situational awareness and player frustration in GRIP, and the capital ship invasions in Dead Star. Also, dig into our ever-growing Deep Dive archive for developer-minded features on everything from rocket jumping in Rocket League to the one-hit kills in Titan Souls. Maciej Binkowski, lead game designer, Dying Light Bartosz Kulon, lead gameplay programmer, Dying Light Paul Milewski, PR manager and marketing coordinator, Techland Techland. Founded in 1991. Company started off selling translation software and distributing Western games to the Polish market. … [Read more...] about Game Design Deep Dive: Dying Light ‘s Natural Movement system
No. Let’s not be ridiculous. But there are so many examples of bad survival games that it’s important to remember the good ones. So that’s what we are doing on the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. We’re breaking stones over the heads of rubbish survival games, but cooking, salting and eating the delicious ones. Adam wraps himself up in The Long Dark but reluctantly sets Project Zomboid on fire to stay warm. Matt gets sea sickness from Subnautica but wants to swim again anyway. And Brendan freedives into Subnautica too, in an attempt to escape from all the mediocre survival games set on red planets. But it’s not all barbequed fish and pointy sticks. We’ve also been powering through some cracking January games. Adam is climbing a mountain in tough but tight platformer Celeste, Matt is second guessing the good intentions of the cyberpunk protagonists in The Red Strings Clubs, and Brendan is still wandering about in a daze at card game … [Read more...] about Podcast: Should survival games die?
If you are up for exploration of different worlds then the Monster Hunter World is something to give a whirl and if you are new to the game then this action RPG action pack is the perfect place to start. Japanese Game publication Famitsu handed over a score of 39 out of 40 to this Game which depicts its potential. On top of that, the all detailed gameplay of the game is to die for. Each aspect is designed to engage players in the Monster Hunter World. The Multiplayer provides you with a whole different experience, you can engage with friends to combat those monsters because they are pretty darn hard to take down on solo. Taking down those monsters, again and again, is just the part of the game in order to craft weapons and accessories that you require. The Tutorials are designed to help you synchronize with the game environment. The most capturing feature for most players is going to be the customization of characters that it offers. You can customize your player to your … [Read more...] about Reasons Why Monster Hunter World Is Something To Die For
A digital-only game based on licensed content is doomed to die right from the outset. At some point, months or years from now, that licensing agreement will expire - at which point the publisher can no longer sell the game. It will be summarily pulled from digital storefronts - sometimes with little or no warning - and is unlikely to ever resurface, unless the publisher is willing to negotiate those licensing deals all over again. Last December, a slew of Transformers games were suddenly removed from Steam and PSN (and later from the Xbox Marketplace) with no warning from publisher Activision. Among them was Transformers: Devastation by renowned developer PlatinumGames, which had only been released two years previously. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel titles published by Activision have suffered a similar fate. Players who have previously bought and downloaded such games can still download them again. But even this exception may not apply forever. The fact is that you do not … [Read more...] about Where do downloadable games go when they die?
No matter which way you slice it, desserts filled with spoilers are undoubtedly my favourite treat. For those of you who are either A) vegan and B) want nothing to do with Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4 spoilers then it’s probably best to look away now. Here be news of potential deaths. Everything after the Thanos GIF is possibly dark and full of spoilers. So, here’s the deal: directors the Russo Brothers snapped a pic of Avengers 4’s wrap party cake. Thanos features with tasty Infinity Stones. So far, so normal (and pretty darn impressive). But wait, what’s that holding up Thanos’ layer of sweet treats? Those are, unmistakably, three arms. I love reading into symbolism in pastries and cakes as much as the next person (don’t we all?), so let’s do some spitballing. Those arms clearly belong to familiar MCU heroes. The black-clad one is Black Widow, with her fingerless gloves, and the red arm is almost certainly Vision. Not only is he … [Read more...] about What’s topped with icing Infinity Stones and maybe spoils who dies in Avengers 4? This huge Thanos cake!