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Interview

In this section, learn a little more about game development, game art and so many other fields through the lens of seasoned professionals who are nice enough to share their knowledge with the game dev community.

An Interview with the Maker of Vito Jump N Roll
1 month ago

An Interview with the Maker of Vito Jump N Roll

I’m delighted to say that the Vito Jump N Roll game is super fun to play, and I’m very happy to share with you my interview with its creator.
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From instructional design to game development: an interview with Ellen Johnson
1 month ago

From instructional design to game development: an interview with Ellen Johnson

For the last decades, gaming has found its way into education and academic discussions about learning have become increasingly more interesting ever since. After all, games in education present one more way, among many others, of establishing a fruitful dialogue of humanities with technology. In fact, isn’t the game development field all about that?
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So, what’s it like to work for Pixar?
2 months ago

So, what’s it like to work for Pixar?

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an engineer in the movie industry? We have too. Here’s our conversation with Max Liani, an engineer at Pixar.
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How FRVR Gained 70 million Players in Less than 2 Years
3 months ago

How FRVR Gained 70 million Players in Less than 2 Years

In less than 2 years, FRVR has gained more than 2 million daily active users and 70 million all-time players. We chat with the founder of FRVR, Chris Benjaminsen, to draw light on this success.
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Games User Research: what can it do for game development?
6 months ago

Games User Research: what can it do for game development?

Learning what brings players to your game and what makes them keep coming back for more can be a tricky task, but a source of valuable knowledge for game development if done right. This is just one of the key aspects that drive the interest of professionals and scholars toward the Games User Research (GUR) field.
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Are You Ready to Become a Digital Hero in ‘Narita Boy’?
8 months ago

Are You Ready to Become a Digital Hero in ‘Narita Boy’?

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You are Narita Boy, a legendary digital hero in an epic quest through simultaneous dimensions.

The digital kingdom is under attack and you are called as their last hope of survival. Explore a vast world to find the techno sword, the only effective weapon against the threat. – Kickstarter

Eduardo “Ed” Fornieles was kind enough to do an interview with NeedtoKnow about the complexity of the development process, the Kickstarter, and what brought the concept of Narita Boy to life. Read More

Professional dreaming: ideas for funding and running your own game studio
8 months ago

Professional dreaming: ideas for funding and running your own game studio

Old romans used real lives to learn and extract knowledge. That was called “exemplum” and is not so far from what I am trying to do here. So, in order to learn and maybe teach in the process, I will focus on a real studio. For that reason, similar to the article featuring Aloft Studio, I invited Emiliano Pastorelli, from Hammer&Ravens studio. He is the director of the project and the crew, which means he has been leading the development of Empires in Ruins videogame for five years. That’s not a negligible task. I am sure his experience will be gold to aspiring gamedevs, so here we go!
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