A new item was added to The Illusive Qualities of "Fun" and "Goodness" defined as part of the feature standards. While rules regarding gameplay can't always be known beforehand, they can be posted so all future games are judged on the same merits. Fortunately, a solution could be offered for the game the issue was discovered in. =)
Meanwhile, I've set the Minor Fixes forum to allow anyone to write in it. The forum was intended to be a place where reviewers could help games they believed in meet the standards for feature status. However, I'm still the only reviewer so I've opened it up for anyone to gather that particular kind of help. Of course, Classified Ads likely offers a larger audience.
Todo Review: Darker Emerald submitted Dead World. The trick is going to be catching a server while I have time. If you see me on, feel free to help me test. (Meanwhile, some of my own games have been submitted if anyone is interested in giving me a reason to reject them.)
- The Experimental Gameplay Project for March and April is to create the most horrible clone of an existing game you can. So horrible as to require an additional month apparently.
- Voting is now open for the TIGSource Versus Competition. 81 games were submitted. Voting involves choosing your three favorites within the next two weeks. Pictures and game links can be found here.
- The "short and simple" terms of Indie Fund are now public. Go read them.
- Robert Boyd offers 9 tips for marketing. They're intended for Xbox Live Indie Games, but can apply pretty much anywhere.
- Justin Keverne's Framework for Systemic Storytelling caught my eye. Maps are only one part of the procedural generation I'm interested in... Though I suppose they have their charms.
- Former Kotaku blogger Maggie Greene offers a history of her career in two parts. It might be of some small interest to those who, like Zagreus, do their own games writing. Granted, I was too busy writing to fully read it. ;)
I don't know how tired you are of Starcraft links. I'll allow you to skip Dodger's awkward interview with Husky, but this bit of history from the 2005 World Cyber Games is too cool to pass up. Especially if you're a fan of either Plott brother... Though you may want to give Artosis a hug.
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