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Post » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:11 pm

Hey again guys! I'm diving deeper into the world of game design and development and I'm wondering if there are any good magazines, blogs or equal readables out there that you read or follow? The stores in my city offer lots of magazines but all of them are mostly game reviews or pure computer science :/

So, got any good tips for me?
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Post » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:49 pm

One of my favorite sites for this is:
http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/5/29/2995043/polygon-features-archive

Some of the best reading material includes their "20 Years Later" interview with the actor/martial artist who played Johnny Cage in the original Mortal Kombat, The Man who Created Double Dragon, and "A History of Epic Games".
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Post » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Ah, also have a look through this page: http://dadgum.com/giantlist/

Wonderful, wonderful interviews.
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Post » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:55 pm

I've been collecting links of Indie developers blogs etc for a short while now, and here's a few you might find of interest:

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/03/the-indies-guide-to-game-making/

http://northwaygames.com. (Developers of zombie game Rebuild and Incredipede)

http://thegamebakers.com/blog (creators of IOS rpg action game Squids)

http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.nooskewl.com/blogs/trent

http://www.raywenderlich.com/tutorials



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Post » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:38 pm

For game design check the blogs lost gardens ( be sure to read the "Other articles worth reading") as well as Raph Koster's blog.

On my own website I gather/curate game design talks of smart and experienced people talking about making games.

I also consider extra-credits as a valuable source of informations concerning game design/making (most of the time).
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Post » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:03 pm

I second Kyatric's Raph Koster, who is easily my favorite game design blogger. Also, Gamasutra is one of the premier design/business sites with thousands of articles on virtually every aspect of development, interviews, job postings, and industry news.
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Post » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:43 am

my two have already come up. so i second the recommendations for gamasutra and extra credits.
i think i'll try some of the other suggestions for myself too
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Post » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:04 am

Not a magazine, but a saw a video yesterday that was kinda cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2zIemV2yc
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Post » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:04 pm

http://gdmag.com/
http://gamasutra.com/   (and their blog pages are pretty incredible)
http://www.indiegamemag.com/
http://www.indiegamepod.com/
http://www.auntiepixelante.com/

although I also get a lot of inspiration from game portals like
Kongregate, Newgrounds, and Scirra's own arcade:
http://www.scirra.com/arcade
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Post » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:04 pm

I'd also suggest gamasutra.com and Casual Games Connect (you get it free if you're a member of the Casual Games Association, which is free to join as well: http://www.casualgamesassociation.org).
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