MMO Development Experiences

What’s it all about?

Ballerium

This article is based on a post was that was originally made on www.isotx.com, at the blog forums. It triggered quite a debate there, and so I decided to improve it a bit, taking on some of the conclusions and clarifications made there. While the title is “MMO Development” it’s only because it originated from discussing the development of an MMO game, Ballerium, however most of the issues can be adapted to any large-scale game development. [...]

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Musical Fun

Here’s a game I didn’t think I’d like – - at least not as much as I eventually do – Music Catch 2:





I’m not sure I can define the genre very well, although Action comes to mind [...]

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The Early Years: My First English

There’s always a starting point, and it’s not always shiny, but if you learn something from it then it was not all in vain.

Back in the previous Millennium, when I decided I want to make games, I applied to Edusoft, one of the very few companies in Israel that were doing something remotely close to the games I wanted to make.

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Don’t Be Like Me

For those of you who have been on my short lecture today on the Beit Berl Game development colloquium and want to remember the highlights raised in the discussion, here’s the (somewhat untidy, yet…) presentation. Keep making fun games! P.S. I intend to start publishing some more detailed accounts of my development experiences, soon on this blog. […]

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Games vs TV

A short blog post at mind360.com explains why Games are usually better for you than TV.

Here’s the link.

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Castle Wars

This one has been out for a while, but as I suddenly missed it, I thought I’d drop a line.

Castle wars is a turn based card strategy game where your goal is to be the first to build a 100 storey castle – - or to destroy your opponents castle.
It’s simple, nice, easy to learn and difficult to master, as to really play the game you need to better customize your deck.
You can play alone but it is recommended to play against other players.

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