dark        
 
 

#GDC Austin

FRONT PAGE


Social games datamining? photo

We have a file on you: The tools & tricks of social games

Meet Melissa. She's a forty-year-old mom who has recently become hooked on DragonVale, a free-to-play iOS game. She is what social game analysts call a whale. No, this isn't a comment on her physical stature or deep, raspy cafeteria-lady...

 
 
Ultima Forever lives on photo

The trials, tribulations and rebirth of Ultima Forever

“We went back in time to go forward," Ultima Forever creative director Paul Barnett said during a GDC Online presentation, Wednesday, on the game's tumultuous production history. Ultima IV is one of those much praised games that I kno...

 
 
 photo

Bioware Austin win most awards at GDC Online

Despite having a hard time with employment and keeping membership afloat this year, GDC Online's judges sent Bioware Austin home with four awards for its Star Wars MMO The Old Republic. The developer won four awards in its six nominated cat...

 
 
 photo

New event GDC Next set for Los Angeles November 2013

The organizers of Game Developers Conference have just announced their newest event, GDC Next. This event is the successor to GDC Online, which has always taken place in Austin. After it's final show this October, GDC Next will take over, d...

 
 
 photo

2012 Game Developers Choice Online Awards nominees

Here are the Game Developers Choice Online Awards nominees for this year, chosen by the organizers of the Game Developers Conference Online, set to go down this October in Austin, Texas. These nominees are among the best of this year's onli...

 
 
 photo

GDC Play Showcase to show off games at GDC events

Game Developer Conferences worldwide will now show off more games as the organizers of the GDC have announced the debut of a new event for developers to showcase their games.  Inspired by the success of the Independent Games Festival P...

 
 
 photo

GDC Austin 09: Storytelling Through Independent Games

Alec Holowka, formerly one half of Bit Blot (Aquaria) and currently the head of Infinite Ammo (Paper Moon), was the last speaker to go on at the Independent Games Summit of GDC Austin. A lot of the talks to go on in the hours and days befor...

 
 
 photo

GDC Austin 09: Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man Postmortem

We all know that Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man is a great game. But do you know how it was made, what went into it, or what mistakes were made during its development? I didn't either, until I attended Mike Henry and Sean Riley's postmortem ...

 
 
 photo

GDC Austin 09: Flashbang: How to Make a Game in 8 Weeks

It's very likely that you've played the hell out of one of Flashbang Studio's games. They've been on a roll the past few years with releases like Off Road Velociraptor Safari and Minotaur China Shop.Matthew Wegner and Steve Swink are two me...

 
 
 photo

GDC Austin 09: The Fantastic Contraption Postmortem

Fantastic Contraption is a Flash-based browser game. Colin Northway is the man who made it. He is now a full time game developer for it. It's as simple a story as the game itself. The Independent Games Summit of GDC Austin 09 gave Colin and...

 
 
 photo

GDC Austin 09: Gaijin Games: Holistic Indie Game Design

Many eyes have been upon Bit.Trip developers Gaijin Games recently. They are just barely a year old, but within the span of six months, they've already made three fantastic games. Not only that, but more is still to come mere months down th...

 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

One Piece: World Seeker "The real treasure was the sidequests we completed along the way"

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice"Quite the James Bond title"

 

Left Alive"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry"

 

Golf Peaks"What is that peanut guy?"

 

The Division 2"Not as divisive"

 

The Caligula Effect: Overdose"Made for Mainlining"

 

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn"One crafty game"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

PhilKenSebben
 
Adzuken

Pretty proud of Successfully recapped a Sega Game Ive breathed new life into what was once In your face,

 
Occams

Buy this and know

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Trying to decide what to play next, I gave Lords of the Fallen another shot, gave up, tried Tearaway, gave up as well, now Im playing Salt and Its still early but it looks like Ive settled on my next game!

 
PhilKenSebben

Relationship goals

 
indigit4l

I gave my og Xbox One to my bff Jennifer Showed her how to download games from the account and she saw Witcher 3 and was like, Ive heard about She reads the GoTs books once a year so Im like, its I think shell love it!

 
Seymour

Im going to miss watching Bob Ross until next This is my first exposure to the man and even on paintings I had already seen once it looped, I couldnt look Thank you for believing in me, Bobby!

 
Dangus Taargus

Bloodborne Diary Day 1: Killed a thing on a Killed a dude in a Killed an asshole with a machine gun on a cathedral tower (pushed him Bought an expensive Ill see whats behind the door next time!

 
Nathan D

Not limited to From games, but I admire how they can create immersive worlds while not being afraid to just let their games be You acquire loot in Sekiro by just holding square and absorbing it into A far cry from RDR2 and SUCH

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals