Dev Interviews

Dev Interviews

Indie dev Jamie Rowan on making Clockwork Kingdom, 1-bit dungeon crawler where you can’t move at the start

Clockwork Kingdom is a small black and white dungeon crawler where the player has to escape the toy factory. The catch is that you can’t move initially and have to gradually unlock movement directions to make your escape. Today we discuss the concept and main inspirations behind the project with its creator, London-based animator and indie developer Jamie Rowan.

Dev Interviews

Techland’s Kornel Jaskuła on Dying Light 2 development and narrative: “Not a typical sequel”

Dying Light 2 Stay Human has climbed the sales charts like they are some parkour-friendly rooftops. The game’s production, however, has not been without challenges. We spoke with Kornel Jaskuła, senior producer at Techland, about the game’s development and its narrative, as well as the company’s growth and the way the pandemic has affected the internal processes.

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Sharon Fisher on harassment and toxic behaviour in video games: “The old-fashioned approach to moderation needs to be re-thought”

Just over a month ago, Unity bought AI-driven audio analysis platform OTO to fight toxic behavior in multiplayer games. A month before that, Discord acquired Sentropy, a company behind AI-powered software to detect and remove online harassment. We sat down with Utopia Analytics‘ Sharon Fisher, a veteran in the games moderation space, to discuss the challenges the industry is facing in its quest to make the gaming environment safer.

Game Development

Anshar Studios’ Mateusz Greloch looks back at Gamedec’s launch and looks forward to more fully narrative RPGs

Cyberpunk isometric RPG Gamedec came out on September 16. The game, inspired by the Gamedec book series by Marcin Przybyłek, puts you in the shoes of a game detective, who solves mysteries inside virtual worlds. A year ago, we discussed the Gamedec demo with the development team known as Anshar Studios. Now, days after the title’s release, we caught up with Mateusz Greloch, Community Manager at Anshar Studios,

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Anshar Studios on making Gamedec, cyberpunk RPG about solving mysteries in virtual worlds

Gamedec is an upcoming cyberpunk isometric RPG. It puts you in the shoes of a game detective, who solves mysteries inside virtual worlds. The story adapts to the decisions you make, but those won’t come easy to you. Players will have to make their morally ambiguous choices and deductions under constant time pressure, never able to collect enough evidence to piece together the whole picture.