With tears in my eyes, I drew her a picture of what the internet is. It was computers and phones and televisions, with little lines connecting them. Those lines are the internet. I showed her my computer, drew a line to it, and erased that line.
Estimated reading time: 12 min
it’s possible to feel unsatisfied at all socioeconomic levels. In my day-to-day activities I am fine, but when I sit down and think about the future, I am as lost as someone starting out in a career for their first time.
Estimated reading time: 4 min
Sony’s process was originally predicated on the idea that developers desperately wanted to appear on PlayStation, and Sony could make elaborate demands of them with the ostensible goal of raising the quality bar of the PlayStation’s content library. But today, it’s Sony that needs indies; it must create a path of least resistance for them because they have other options if PlayStation proves too daunting.
Estimated reading time: 8 min
this was a little like being summoned to a screening of a 90 percent–edited version of Citizen Kane and having lunch with Orson Welles afterward.
Estimated reading time: 16 min
When a company is filled with engineers, it turns to engineering to solve problems. Reduce each decision to a simple logic problem. Remove all subjectivity and just look at the data. Data in your favor? Ok, launch it. Data shows negative effects? Back to the drawing board. And that data eventually becomes a crutch for every decision, paralyzing the company and preventing it from making any daring design decisions.
Estimated reading time: 3 min
Google's gotten its share of criticism over the years for its perceived over-reliance on testing and data in design issues, and it sounds like there's been a change of heart at the company.
Estimated reading time: 2 min
"All this research paints a very clear picture: stress is killing you because you believe that it is," concludes Halverson.
Estimated reading time: 3 min
And it’s not really that exciting or compelling of a game, it’s just the idea that, well, someone’s got to make these things. And I know Luke constructed one but somewhere in that universe, there’s a guy who’s like, ah, I gotta forge another lightsaber. I have to trap light in the shape of a blade. “Can you make it blue?” Jesus Christ, three times you’ve had me change the color.
Estimated reading time: 11 min
Drei Schreibtische, ein paar Laptops: Das ist der erste Eindruck, den Stephanie Kaiser von ihrem neuen Arbeitsplatz hat. Und dass ihr kalt ist: Obwohl Juni ist, dringt die Sonne nicht ins Erdgeschoss des Hinterhofgebäudes, wo die Firma ihr Büro hat. Es ist ein Start-up, ein neues Internetunternehmen. Sie haben nicht mehr als viele der anderen Internetklitschen, die es im Berliner Stadtteil Prenzlauer Berg gibt: eine Idee und einen Firmennamen mit Schwung. Wooga will Computerspiele herstellen – keine 3-D-Welten wie World of Warcraft , sondern Social Games, einfache, kleine Spiele, die so he[…]
Estimated reading time: 20 min
I can never just sit and ‘be’ who I am. My mind is always heading off in some new direction, trying to come up with some grand scheme. I have a sense of anxiety when I’m not actively planning out the next ‘thing’ in my life. The next thing never happens though, because I’m too busy trying to figure out exactly what it should be, and how I should do it, and who would join in, what implications it could have on my life, and what holes I can poke through my plans to sabotage them before they get off the ground.
Estimated reading time: 6 min
We're at the beginning of an indiepocalypse — a global shift in how culture is made, from a traditional publisher model to independently produced and distributed works.
Estimated reading time: 5 min