Back in the early 2000s, I received a copy of the original Unreal Tournament released in 1999. It was my first exposure to an online FPS, even before my friends and I would spend late hours shooting each other in Counter-Strike. I entered the deathmatch mode, the backbone of any online shooter, and geared up, […]
What's Going on in Gaming Today?
Over the last 20 years the popularity of video games has significantly increased, completely changing the entertainment industry.
With improvements in technology and the growth of Esports, video games have finally taken the center stage. With that growth, the need for smart and creative video game designers, developers, and artists has risen to an all-time high.
Check out some popular gaming industry articles:
- Top 10 Books for Game Design
- The Rise of Women in Gaming
- How to Become a Video Game Tester
- The 50 Greatest Video Game Characters ... Ever!
- Game Design Youtube Channels
Games that used to take 3-10 people to create, now take more than 100 and costs tens of millions of dollars. Even games designed for mobile devices can take years to create. But with so much money on the line (billions), it's more important than ever to produce something special.
With all that's changing it can be a little difficult to figure out where you fit in. For those interested in getting an education, becoming a professional game designer, or making games from home, we've organized our gaming industry archives to help you take the next step.
The Fun Side of Gaming:
It was late summer 2008. We had hits like Metal Gear Solid 4 and Battlefield: Bad Company released. However, Xbox Live Arcade released the sequel to the wildly popular game Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Retro Evolved 2 continued the first game’s wild visuals, beautiful colors, and addicting, fast-paced gameplay. After I downloaded it, it wasn’t […]
I think it’s pretty obvious that there is no better time to be a gamer than right now. We’re flooded with quality titles and killer apps that elevate the art form to new levels. Specifically, RPGs have seen a great resurgence amongst all the FPS titles and Battle Royale games. Wait…what does RPG stand for […]