A Fine Line: Cloning vs Evolution

Every so often, some event will cause a ripple through the internet and will continue to build until it becomes a tidal wave of opinion. Currently, the big wave passing through the indie games community[…]

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Global Game Jam 2011 Vancouver

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be a mentor / industry volunteer at the Vancouver site of the Global Game Jam. I didn’t know what to expect coming in as I have never[…]

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A Call To Arms Pt.3 – Indies

If you are just catching up in this series, we have so far talked about the issues plaguing the video game industry and one possible solution in the form of unionization. In this article, I[…]

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A Call to Arms pt.2 Unions

In my last post, I called bullshit on the way developers are being treated in the Game Industry. It’s easy for anyone to complain about what goes on, but it is much harder to come[…]

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A Call to Arms

As everyone who’s been following the game industry knows by now, it’s been another rough fall on the employment front. Electronic Arts has once again laid off over 100 people from their EA Canada studio,[…]

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A Designer’s Moral Dilemma

If you have been following the game industry this week, you likely heard the stories coming out of Zynga, the biggest player in social gaming. The CEO, Mark Pincus, has been accused of telling his[…]

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Thoughts On: Choose Your School

I have been wanting to talk about how to go about choosing a school to develop your skills for a while now. Then, this week, a news story broke out about a woman who attended[…]

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Casual Connect Review

At last, I have some time to collect my thoughts, take a look back on the Casual Connect Conference and see what I learned. Overall, I will say that I didn’t really “learn” a lot[…]

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Casual Connect 2010

This was the first time I have been to Casual Connect, a conference focusing on the casual,social and mobile games industry. My first impression upon entering the event was that the people running it really[…]

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Thoughts on: The Future of Games as Art

The debate about whether games should be considered art is one that won’t be settled any time soon. Both sides of the argument have valid points and at a minimum, everyone can at least agree[…]

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