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Doing an HD Remake the Right Way

This is part 1 of a series. Part 2 (regarding Final Fantasy VI) is here. Final Fantasy V just came out on Steam. This is a beloved classic game, but the way they've done the HD upgrade just makes me cringe. This particular version is a port from the mobile…

Automated Transparent Development

Every game developer has a dilemma -- you need to make a game (development), and you need to tell people about it (marketing) so they'll get it when it comes out. The more you do one, the more you neglect the other. If you just keep your head down and…

I Wish Upon a Steam

I write about Steam a lot, because they hold my fate in their hands like a tiny bird. (Photo by Chris Yarzab, link) Given the recent flood of games onto Steam, I had high hopes for the long-awaited Discovery update, which introduced "organic" traffic channels such as customized home pages,…