Articles by tag: game design

Author : Tasha S. & Emanuele B.
29 February 2020, 8:05 am

Legendary Game Designers: Will Wright

Hooba noobie! Ayaw ko bobo siya! That, of course, means absolutely nothing, it's pure gibberish, Or should I say "simlish." Simlish is the familiar "language" that is used in the Sims series of games. Why am I talking about the sims and, worse yet, attempting to speak their language? That's because of Will Wright, the man behind the sims games. Everything from SimCity to every Sims game that followed. I grew up with the Sims games, and I always found the antics of those little sims to be hilarious, nonsensical, and often risque. I loved it. The very idea of making your own little person and playing God, if you want. But, I should probably backtrack somewhat if I'm going to do Mr. Wright any justice.

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Author : Tasha
2 October 2019, 1:29 pm

Legendary Game Designers: Richard Garriott

“Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.”

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Author : Tasha S. & Emanuele B.
2 February 2019, 10:31 am

Legendary Game Designers: Ron Gilbert

Ron Gilbert has a pretty big claim to fame and not just for designing video games. He is also responsible for one of the most successful and widely used game engines ever created. Hailing from Oregon, Ron was interested in learning how to program since he was a kid. Growing up he used his home computer to attempt to replicate popular games released at that time and used his friends as game test guinea pigs. From these humble beginnings, Ron built his gaming career.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
17 November 2018, 11:09 am

Heroes of the 16-bit: The Story of Thalion Software

Ask any expert of the 16-bit era about Thalion, and you will always hear the same statement: it was one of the most talented studios of the 90’s. This relatively small company left us some of the best titles ever created for the Atari ST and Amiga, a legacy of games that we will play for a long time.

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Author : Tasha
26 June 2018, 10:24 pm

Legendary Game Designers: Chris Roberts

Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve graced you guys with a profile on a retro game designer. This particular profile is pretty unique in the way that it unfolds. We all know Chris Roberts as “the Wing Commander Guy.” But there is so much more to his story than that. It’s a controversial story fraught with legal issues, big goals, and mass disappointment.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
22 April 2018, 10:19 pm

The fascinating story of Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Did you know there is an old game with a strange Italian title, Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio, set during the Italian Renaissance (1400)? I didn't, but I discovered that it's a fascinating title, with a captivating story that is worth telling.

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