Shadowrun level editor : using the name of the player in dialogs and other cool stuff

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to use text expansions. Text expansions are simple bits of code that make conversations much more natural. You can use it to call the player by their name or use the right gender and race when talking to them. It’s very simple to use and makes the dialogs a lot more immersive.

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Bloodborne : It’s all about timing the actions right

Conveying cues for well timed actions

People reaction times vary depending upon the type of cue they recieve : visual or auditory. Getting the timing right requires to give clear information on the moment it can be performed. Depending upon the mastery level required and the type of interactions, cues for timings will be more or less evident.

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Usability review of Walking Dead : Road to survival

When I started playing Road to Survival, I was impressed y the polish of some of the usability. The first time user experience is far better than lots of games I tried, but it is also a quite confusing experience.

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Shadowrun level editor : branching discussions and questionning

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to write an interactive discussion between two characters. We’ll have a look at how to let players chose dialog options from multiple possible answers while avoiding duplicating content.

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Shadowrun level editor : writing dialogs

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to write a very basic (linear) discussion between two characters and add an interaction to dislay it in the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the dialog options and basics conversation to talk.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : opening doors

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add a door in a scene and make it interactive using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to doors using the basic interactions menu.

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Cupcake 2048 usability evaluation

As part of a benchmark series, we will look at many 2048 games out there to see how they compare, and highlight best practices swell as common pitfalls for this type of games.

Next up, Cupcake 2048.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : warping players to a different map

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add interactions to a prop in a scene using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to transitions between different locations in seperate maps using the basic interactions menu.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : inspecting clues

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add interactions to a prop in a scene using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to inspect clues or environments using the basic interactions menu.

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MIGS 2015 : Learning from Kickstarter failures by Tanya Short

At MIGS 2015, Tanya Short let us in the things they learnt from failure on Kickstarter campaigns at Kitfox Games, and how analysing failures can help you to conduct successful ones. This article revisits the lessons from Tanya’s inspiring presentation.

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