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When Difficult Is Fun – Challenging vs. Punishing Games – Extra Credits

When Difficult Is Fun – Challenging vs. Punishing Games – Extra Credits

Hey, everybody very often we get questions like why doesn’t anybody make difficult games anymore And the short answer to that is very simple. It’s because people believe that difficult games don’t sell. But this is false. Punishing games don’t sell. So today, we’re going to talk about what distinguishes a game which is deliciously …

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“For Whom the Bell Tolls” – The True Cost of Survival in The Walking Dead – Extra Credits

In one moment, in one small instant in The Walking Dead, they reach back and quote a 17th century poem by John Donne, A poem calledDevotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Meditation XVII.This moment to me was incredible because in one short phrase, in one utterance they captured for me what The Walking Dead was really about. …

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Designing for a Touch Screen – What Games Play Best on Mobile – Extra Credits

Designing for a Touch Screen – What Games Play Best on Mobile – Extra Credits

Desigining for a Touch Screen Touchscreens are – at this point – a permanent part of gaming. An entire generation of players is growing up on touch devices, and the number of games sold on touch devices now arrivals the number of games sold on major consoles. This isn’t a fad or a gimmick: it’s …

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So You Want To Be an Animator – Building Your Career – Extra Credits

So You Want To Be an Animator – Building Your Career – Extra Credits

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. We’ve covered a handful of positions on this series. Designers, producers, developers. But there are still plenty of other roles that we haven’t touched on yet. And this happens to be one that I have got six years of experience working with. Today we’re gonna …