Wowhead, a popular online database of items, quests and NPCs found in World of Warcraft, has recently released, Wowhead Client for Mac OS X. Wowhead client insures Wowhead’s online database stays up to date with the latest items, quests and NPCs. Players leave Wowhead client running in the background while they play WOW, if the […]
Will Wright, Game Designer, speaks about the science behind Spore. On the path through evolution Wright points out an interesting pattern of competition and cooperation. Starting out as a single-celled organism, competing with other single-celled organisms. Eventually a group of single-celled organism will work together, forming a multi-celled organism, where each set of cells specializes […]
Lauren McHugh and Alex Kerfoot, Software Engineers, talk about the Tribal stage of Spore, in which the player controls a group of creatures. In this stage of the game Spore becomes a RTS game, where the player’s focus is to gather resources and conquer or befriend neighboring tribes. The gathering of resources allows players to […]
On February 11, 2008, IG Fun mobile games developer/publisher, announced that they were bringing Bioshock to mobile handsets. Judging from their pass title releases, most assumed Bioshock would be in 2D, which was true for the most part. Fast forward to May 29, 2008, the event is BREW 2008 conference, held in San Deigo, CA, Stuart [...]
Going behind the scenes to get a take on Spore from the developers perspective. The developers talk about the unique challenges of making a game like Spore, citing player designed creatures as a large obstacle for animators to overcome. They also talk about the essence of what Spore is, it’s about empowering players to explore their creativity, playing the game in their own way, and learning a thing or two along the way.
The latest question and answer series focuses on the Starcraft II Map Editor. The mod community is in for a treat, we’ve all seen what great custom games can be produced from the Warcraft III Map Editor, the most successful mod being DOTA (Defense of the Ancients) which has brought me countless hours of fun. […]