You become better at what you continually do. Anyone who starts programming, is bad at programming, then they do it a lot until, as if by magic, one day they're competent. This is true not only of applied skills like programming but more abstract practices like finishing things. Computer ...Click to read full article.
A hub world is a special level that you continually return to and has exits that lead to new game levels. In RPGs hub worlds are more than that, they're home for the player. Home is a powerful concept, everyone has strong feelings about where their home is and ...Click to read full article.
To every thing there is a season, and every time a purpose. History is said to comes in cycles. Each generation some ideas and fashions fall out of favor and some are rediscovered. But life isn't a circle, for time ever marches forward. A cycle marching forward forms a ...Click to read full article.
In Egyptian mythology there's a story of how the goddess Isis gained power by tricking Ra into revealing his true name. Know something's true name you have power over it. There's a similar secret in the world of numbers, get a quantity in the range 0 to ...Click to read full article.
Boss battles should never be boring, they should be a singularity pulling all the plot points of a game together, something the makes player question if they're really witnessing what's happening. A boss battle should inspire AWE. A boss battle should make the player whisper "No way" under ...Click to read full article.