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Alex Trowers
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Heroes of the Storm
With the recent news that Blizzard (or Activision, depending on who you want to blame) has canceled the HGC for 2019 and scaled back the development team, I thought it'd be the right sort of time to talk about Heroes of the Storm. First, a spot of backgroun...
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Heroes of the Storm
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Spreadsheets
In which I talk about, well, spreadsheets and their place in a designer's arsenal. I was recently in a job interview for a senior game design position where I was asked one of the strangest questions: "Have you had any experience balancing games?" Okay, may...
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Spreadsheets
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Dungeon Generator Part 1
In which I start tinkering with an idea for a dungeon crawler game. I like procedural things. I find their existence fascinating. I mean, I don't think that 'procedural' should ever be used as a bullet point or as part of your USP as it's a content producti...
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Tutorials
In which I attempt to capitalise on my new-found Twitter followers and dig up an old post I meant to upload ages ago because it feels like it's relevant now. Most games these days come with a tutorial. Tutorials have been around for ages. In the Good Old Da...
Tutorials
Tutorials
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Weapon Design
In which I look at how my basic approach to data-driven weapon design has taken shape over the years. Fair warning - if talking about 'variables' worries you, look away now. Let's be honest - at some point in their career, a designer will most likely work o...
Weapon Design
Weapon Design
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Hi Octane
In which I feel like I should expand on that tweet... Jennifer Scheurle , a game designer from down under, recently posted a tweet asking devs about any hidden design mechanics they'd used and never told the player about. The dev community duly obliged and ...
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Glyph Quest Chronicles - The Post Mortem
In which Glyph Quest Chronicles comes out and I spend a disproportionate amount of time staring at analytics. Leanne and Shin had both signed up to do a talk at the Develop Conference (11th - 13th July) all about the things we had learned from the launch. O...
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Comfort Zone
In which I lament the fact that all of the things I appear to be doing these days make me supremely uncomfortable. Chronicles running on an Android device. This makes some people happy. Tunnel At The End Of The Tunnel This last week has been... troublesome....
Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone
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