Isla: Link roundup 1/31/17

For submissions, suggestions, or things to add, send ’em my way: @isla_es. Video of the Week: “Overwatch Year of the Rooster A-Mei-Zing Culture BREAKDOWN! – Game Exchange” from Gaijin Goombah Media (@GaijinGoombah) Song of the week: “PON3 – Lucio Theme” from Pon3 (@Vinyl_ScratchDJ) Reading Material: “Rooster Teeth Launches Video Game Publisher to Help Out Indie Game Developers” by Keisha […]

Christian: Don’t fear the Reaper

The holiday season was a great one, but now it’s time to finally catch up with all that we’ve been doing. What we’ve been doing the most of (from my perspective anyway) is cutting down the game into a more manageable scope. This is undoubtedly a good thing, as it means that what we have […]

Isla: Link roundup 1/24/17

For submissions, suggestions, or things to add, send ’em my way: @isla_es. Video of the Week: “The Last Guardian and the Language of Games | Game Maker’s Toolkit” from Mark Brown (@britishgaming) Song of the week: “Glue70 vs 2Pac – 2MuchGlue” from Creature (@CreatureStudios) Reading Material: “Game Developers Speak Up in the Face of Obamacare Repeal” by Joseph […]

Sean: Story Structure

I thought that this week I would share a bit of what I have learned while researching how to tell a good story. During the past couple weeks, I managed to read Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald, Save The Cat by Blake Snyder and Dan Harmon’s Story Circles, the two most recommended sources and which I […]

Isla: Link roundup 1/16/17

For submissions, suggestions, or things to add, send ’em my way: @isla_es. Video of the Week: “OVERWATCH: No Mercy – The Living Tombstone” (@LivingTombstone) produced by Tom Jenkins for Mashed (@wimbizzle) feat. Gabriel C. Brown (@BlackGryph0n) and LittleJayneyCakes (@LittleJayney) Song of the week: “Work – Emo Polka Jazz [US Version]” from Tronicbox (@tronicboxtweets) Reading Material: “Did too many Half-Life […]

Don’t Say Interesting

So winter break is over and things are beginning to pick up steam again. I have personally been delving back into story structure and climbing, but the newest and most useful development I would like to share is our new approach to the word interesting. Interested? But why? That is the real question. I can’t […]

Isla: Link roundup 1/9/17

For submissions, suggestions, or things to add, send ’em my way: @isla_es. Video of the Week: “How Good Ideas Can Hurt New Ideas” from Digibro After Dark (@Digibrah) Song of the week: “Pop Star Tour (Kirby Super Star)” by Arc Impulse Arc Impulse by Arc Impulse Reading Material: “An Uncensored Sex Game’s Difficult Journey To Steam” by […]

Isla: Link roundup 1/3/17

For submissions, suggestions, or things to add, send ’em my way: @isla_es. Video of the Week: “How Telltale Makes Narrative Led Games” from GDC, panel discussion with Tom Bissell, Nick Breckon (@nickbreckon), Pierre Shorette (@Shorette), Kevin Bruner (@kevbru), Ryan Kaufman (@M1sterFox), and Mark Darin Song of the week: “Under the Water (Live on the Honda Stage)” by Aurora (@AURORAmusic) Reading […]