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Programmable Series – This Is Just A Tribute

If you have even a passing knowledge of video games, there’s no doubt you are familiar with more than a few iconic characters, whether they be a speedy blue hedgehog or a pair of moustachioed plumbers. Maybe you’ve thought about producing … Continue reading

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Minus World Reading List – September 2016

Despite a relatively quiet September here on Minus World, our fifth reading list this year is our busiest yet. In no particular order, we’ve got another selection of must-see articles and videos that are definitely worth your attention. First up, Mathew … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – On The Level

Level design is one of the most significant aspects of the game design process – its impact on a game extends beyond simply the look and feel of the environment. However, its importance is often overlooked when considered alongside other … Continue reading

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VIDEO/PREVIEW – A look at the vibrant world and intense battles of Gravity Rush 2

Japan Studio’s Gravity Rush was arguably one of the most under-appreciated titles of the last generation, blending smooth gravity-shifting action with a compelling story, intriguing world and thoroughly charming cast of characters. Whilst last month we shared a look of the … Continue reading

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Minus World Reading List – August 2016

My attention was drawn to this ridiculously in-depth video by relatively new YouTube channel Gaijillionaire when it was shared over on Attract Mode. Super Mario Bros. 2 –originally known as Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic before being re-branded for the west – has always … Continue reading

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You’ve probably never played… ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat

ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat Developer(s): Mistwalker, Racjin Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): DS Release Date: October 4th 2007 (Japan exclusive) Despite the relatively unchanging formulas that run throughout the genre, turn-based, grid-based strategy games have consistently managed to retain their popularity across every generation. With newcomers … Continue reading

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When Yakuza met Sylvanian Families – Culture Collection #12

What happens when you cross the gentle country lifestyle championed by Sylvanian Families, the internationally popular line of anthropomorphic animal mini-figures, with the hard-boiled, gripping criminal underworld that plays host to SEGA’s Yakuza series of crime games? Twitter user @momomousoumomo calls it ‘Yakuzania’ … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Know Your Limits

Your concept is coming together and designs are falling into place – now it’s time to start implementing your game designs into something tangible. Having a hardware target in mind is a great start, but the important questions begin to … Continue reading

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Minus World Reading List – July 2016

Nintendo have been known to take a particularly secretive approach to their internal dealings, to the extent that very few have seen the inside of their headquarters, in person or in photographs. This clip from the 1994 French documentary Otaku, which … Continue reading

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Branching Paths – A captivating journey through Japan’s indie game scene

In the last decade or so, indie games have become a big deal. The people and teams who work to create their own unique gaming experiences, as well as the culture surrounding them, have caught the attention of gamers, media … Continue reading

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