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Particle Mace: The Space Game About Selflessness

Particle Mace in action.

Nothing can match the power of subtext. In almost any interaction between sentient beings, the things that go unsaid tend to be the most powerful. One reason for why this remains an innate human truth is the power of the

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Accidental Journalism: Tracking Game Industry Layoffs with GameJobWatch.com

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As in any industry, layoffs in the games business are an accepted reality. Anyone working in development or production today is acutely aware of the tumultuous state of games as the dominance of consoles gives way to a touchscreen-driven order,

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Game Development: Chemistry Set of the Internet Age

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Every video game, from World of Warcraft to Tic Tac Toe, has one thing in common: they are incredibly complex orchestrations of data. Even the simplest of games, when analyzed objectively, involve intricate sequences of logic and math in order

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How Gamifying Blood Donations Can End the Shortage

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It’s a fact of the modern world that games are creeping into everyday life. Games and “gamified” applications (of varying levels of quality) follow us on phones, haunt our social networks and even sneak into public bathrooms, taunting would-be players

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