Dev Links: At The Desk


Today’s Developer Links give you the opportunity to learn from Magic: The Gathering, an example of a Windows debugging issue, and more YouTube reviews of indie games than you could ever find time to watch.  Not necessarily in that order.  (Actually, yes, in that order.)

Escape From The Lesbian Gaze (Auntie Pixelante)
“you’ve heard of the male gaze. but that’s old hat. are you ready for the big new thing in objectification? it’s the lesbian gaze – that’s right, the LESBIAN GAZE! it’s bold! it’s exciting! you’ll wonder why you ever settled for the male gaze in the first place!”

What Magic: The Gathering Can Teach Us (Gamasutra)
“In the midst of the collectible card game craze taking over the social space in the success of Cygames’ Rage of Bahamut, Will Luton examines the original collectible card game, Magic the Gathering, and the important lessons it has for today’s video game designers.”

Particles, Particles, Everywhere (Zeboyd Games)
“So I’ve started doing a more in-depth study of particles for use in future games of ours. Particles of the 2D video game variety are basically sprites with an expiration date and can be used for a number of special effects & animations. The really funny thing is that now that I’m studying about them, I’m seeing them ALL over the place when I play other games.”

State Of The Game (Natural Selection 2)
“Unknown Worlds began 2012 wondering if it would exist in 2013. We end it wondering what gameplay experiences we can bring you in 2014 and beyond! The success of Natural Selection 2 has opened up paths and possibilities.”

Eufloria HD On Google Play For Android Phones & Tablets (Eufloria Blog)
“We’re really pleased to announce that Eufloria HD is now officially out on Google Play for Android. Even better, Android has received the first ever Eufloria HD Demo so you can try before you buy!”

Finding And Fixing A Five Second Stall (The Witness)
“The great thing about programming on Windows is that it is the only commercially viable platform where you can ship software to users without getting approval from a giant bureaucracy (well, perhaps I should say it used to be). The not-so-great thing about programming on Windows is that, well, the Windows API is a horrific nightmare.”

YouTubers Who Review Indie Games (PixelProspector)
“I’ve just created a new little site that showcases YouTubers who review Indie Games. :)”

Fox News Articulation (Mommy’s Best Devlog)
“I was quoted in not just one, but two articles today on Take cover!”