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05 March 2006

Charlie "Flayra" Cleveland: Want to make a game? Here's how.

I think one great answer right now is the Popcap Games model. They've made some very fun "casual" games with a very tiny amount of technology. I've never gotten excited about casual games but the games Popcap are reaching a very wide audience and are genuinely fun. What gets me even more excited is that they've released their technology. For free.

04 March 2006 - Casual games -- good, clean, cheap fun online - Feb 28, 2006

Casual games, those five-minute diversions you play for a quick break but somehow end up clicking away on for two hours, have become one of the fastest-growing categories of computer gaming.

19 February 2006

One-Button Fun With Strange Attractors » Fun-Motion Physics Games

Strange Attractors by Ominous Development was created for Retro Remakes’ One Switch Competition. It tied for sixth place in the competition, but has since been nominated as a finalist for game design in this year’s Independent Games Festival. Everything in the game is controlled by a single button. In Strange Attractors, this single button toggles in the influence of gravity between the player’s ship and everything else

19 January 2006

Video Game Development: Learn to Write C# the Fun Way

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Learn the concepts of 3-D video game production as instructors from DigiPen Institute of Technology demonstrate the key stages of developing a game engine using Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, a new development environment for beginner programmers.