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Game Industry: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Get a Job in the Game Industry
The first in a series on what a new potential employee needs to know to get a job in the video game industry.
Creating Realistic Photo Textures For Games -...
Tips for taking good texture photos for video game assets.
AAA Game
A high-quality title with a large budget.
Review: BADLAND (iOS/iPad)
We take a look at the artfully done BADLAND, a side-scrolling race against time game on iOS.
Crunch Time
A discussion of crunch time in the game industry. What it is, and how studios are trying to fix it.
Photogrammetry: 123D Catch – Part 2
Part two in the series on photogrammetry, on how to get started using 123D Catch to create game assets. Page 6.
3 Ways to Create Photorealistic Textures in Games
How to get started with basic concepts for shooting your own photos for game texture use.
How Do You Get A Job In The Game Industry?
How to apply for a game industry job.
Introduction to UV Mapping
An introduction to UV mapping techniques in 3ds Max 2013.
How To Get Started Designing Games for Mobile
There are some high-level basic concepts to be conscious of when getting started with game design for mobile devices.
9 Steps to Planning a Game Development Project
How to lay the groundwork for a game development project.
The Importance Of Version Control In Game...
A look into the necessity of using source control in modern software development.
How Do You Get A Job In The Game Industry?...
How to build an online presence for game industry job seekers.
Installing and Configuring Perforce on Windows...
How to customize a game development-ready Perforce server, including SSL for remote access.
Take a First Look at 'Unreal Engine 4'
An analysis of the first set of features revealed for Epic's upcoming Unreal Engine 4.
UDK Feature Guide
A look into the features supported by the free version of Unreal Engine, UDK.
Getting Started with Photogrammetry: Photoscan
A primer on getting started with Agisoft Photoscan, a photo-to-3D model conversion software package.
Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time...
We take a look at PopCap's Free-to-Play title, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, for iOS/iPad
Integrating UDK with Perforce Software Version...
How to integrate the Unreal Development Kit with a Perforce Version Management Server.
UV Mapping in 3ds Max 2013 - Part 2
An introduction to UV mapping techniques in 3ds Max 2013, part 2.
FEZ Review (Xbox 360)
A review of the innovative 2D/3D platformer, FEZ, for XBLA.
Getting Started with 3D Modeling –...
Exercise one of a series on learning the basics of 3D modeling for game development, using SketchUp.
Review - Legend of Dungeon
Review of Legend of Dungeon by Robot Loves Kitty
Creating Realistic Photo Textures for Games -...
How to use MindTex to create effect maps for use in game development.
Milk and Cookies: Cow Clicker and Cookie Clicker
A look at two bare-essentials web titles, Cow Clicker and Cookie Clicker
Unity Engine Feature Guide
Reference for developers evaluating Unity versus other engine choices.
How To Participate In A Private Playtest
A guide to making a good impression in a game company's private playtest session.
UV Mapping in 3ds Max 2013 - Intermediate...
A primer in the use of displacement and bump maps in 3ds Max 2013. Page 5.
Steam In-Home Streaming and the Future of...
What is the current state of game streaming, and how does it impact the future of game development?
Getting Started with Photogrammetry: 123D Catch
A primer on using Autodesk's free photo-to-3D model conversion software.
Unity 4 - First Look
A look at the new features and improvements coming to the latest version of the Unity game engine.
3D Modeling Fundamentals - Part 2
The second in a series of primers on getting started with the terminology and concepts of 3D modeling and rendering.
UV Mapping in 3ds Max 2013 - Part 3
An introduction to UV mapping techniques in 3ds Max 2013, part 3. Page 2.
Getting Started Developing for iOS (Part 1)
First in a series on getting started developing for Apple's iOS devices.
Game Industry Conferences
A list of, and descriptions for, game-industry related conferences.
Triple Town Review (iOS)
We take a look at Spry Fox's clever match-three puzzle game, Triple Town.
Interview: David Helgason, CEO, Unity...
An interview with David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, part 1.
UV Mapping in 3ds Max 2013 - Part 4
An introduction to UV mapping techniques in 3ds Max 2013, part 4. Page 5.
Creating realistic scenes in SketchUp for...
Fourth part of a series on creating a realistic scene in SketchUp.
World of Tanks: Free-to-Play Done Right - Part 2
Analysis of the World of Tanks free-to-play model, part 2.
An Introduction to MODO
An introduction to the feature set of MODO 701
Socializing at Professional Events - Part 4
The fourth part of a series on how to improve your conversation skills for game conferences.
Technical Production Bottlenecks of Current-Gen...
A look at some of the issues plaguing developers of current-generation high-quality 3D game content.
Photogrammetry: Photoscan – Part 2
Part two in a series on how to use Agisoft Photoscan in game development.
Game Engine
A core set of technologies combined into a single software package to accelerate game development.
A Brief History of Selling Games
A discussion of the path that selling games has taken over the past twenty years.
Stinger
A stinger is a short piece of music intended to be played once and stopped, usually accompanying an on-screen action.
Quantum Conundrum Review (PC)
We take a look at Quantum Conundrum for the PC.
Free to Play (F2P)
Free to play games are those that have no initial cost, but are monetized through ads or microtransaction purchases.
Retrospective Review - Papa Sangre
A look back at Papa Sangre, an audio concept game.
Review - Lili (iOS)
A review of Lili for iOS. Game Industry.
Socializing at Professional Events - Part 2
The second part of a series on how to improve your conversation skills for game conferences.
3D Modeling Fundamentals - Part 1
The first in a series of primers on getting started with the terminology and concepts of 3D modeling and rendering.
Introduction to 3ds Max 2013 - Part 1
First in a series on introducing new users to Autodesk 3ds Max
Introduction to 3ds Max 2013 - Part 3
Third in a series on introducing new users to Autodesk 3ds Max
Review - The Stanley Parable (PC - Steam/In-Hom...
Review and discussion of The Stanley Parable
Shroud of the Avatar: Selective Multiplayer,...
Third in a series of articles based on an interview with Richard Garriott about Shroud of the Avatar's Selective Multiplayer system.
Introduction to 3ds Max 2013 - Part 4
Fourth in a series on introducing new users to Autodesk 3ds Max
Socializing at Professional Events - Part 3
The third part of a series on how to improve your conversation skills for game conferences.
Alpha game software definition
The definition of alpha game software
The Ongoing Seismic Shift in Game Funding
The new wave of Kickstarter-funded development has the potential to revolutionize the way small projects get off the ground.
Thriving at Professional Social Events
The first part of a series on how to improve your conversation skills for game conferences.
Socializing at Professional Events
A guide to good etiquette for professional conferences.
Playtest
A testing session with an emphasis on feedback of the actual gameplay of the title, less on empirical methods, or regression testing.
Mass Effect 3 Review
Review of the cross-platform game, Mass Effect 3.
Review: Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall (PC/Steam)
Review of the RPG, Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall, for Windows.
Unite 2013 and Unity 4.3 Preview
A summary of the keynote highlights from Unite 2013.
World of Tanks: Free-to-Play Done Right - Part 1
Analysis of the World of Tanks free-to-play model, part 1.
Adobe Creative Cloud: What developers need to...
A look at what Adobe Creative Cloud offers to game developers.
Kickstarter Update - Planetary Annihilation
We take a look at the current state of development of Planetary Annihilation, by Uber Entertainment.
Beta Game Software - Definition
The definition of beta game software.
Review - The Banner Saga
Review of Stoic Studio's The Banner Saga
World of Tanks: Free-to-Play Done Right - Part 3
Analysis of the World of Tanks free-to-play model, part 3.
Successful Socialization
Being new to the game industry can make trade shows brutal if you're jumping into the deep end for the first time. I've written a guide to getting started,
Oculus Rift revisited, Part 1
We take an updated look at the Oculus Rift, and what progress has been made since our first test.
Legend of Grimrock Review (PC)
We take a look at the retro-dungeon-crawler, Legend of Grimrock.
Review - BioShock Infinite (PC)
Review of BioShock Infinite by Irrational Games for PC.
Shroud of the Avatar, Selective Multiplayer,...
First in a series of articles based on an interview with Richard Garriott about Shroud of the Avatar's Selective Multiplayer system.
Introduction to 3ds Max 2013 - Part 2
Second in a series on introducing new users to Autodesk 3ds Max. Page 7.
Introduction to 3D Printing: Part 1
An introduction to using 3D printing as a promotional and design tool for video game development, part 1.
Mass Effect 3 "Extended Cut"
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