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Dissecting the Core Mechanics of Vanquish

Dissecting the Core Mechanics of Vanquish In 2006, Epic’s Gears of War was released for the Xbox 360 to a strong reception. Players were thrilled with the fresh take on the shooter genre. No more running and gunning, now it’s … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of Puzzle Game Mastery

This blog has also been published on Gamasutra here: http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/OzzieSmith/20130704/195659/The_Four_Stages_of_Puzzle_Game_Mastery.php Falling-block puzzle games (in the vein of Tetris or Lumines) are some of my favorite games to play. I think it’s because they greatly encapsulate tiny gameplay loops that can … Continue reading

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