So You Want to Make Games: Motivation and Goals

Image by Flickr user: jeroen_bennink (cc) Creating something – no matter what it may be – is a noble endeavor. It takes no small amount of passion, dedication and perseverance to see a project to completion, and games are no exception. I’ve been at the process of making my own games for a while now, and…

Today in Gaming History: 10/12/2013

October 12, 1966: Happy birthday Brenda Romero! Brenda Romero (née Brathwaite), current COO of and designer for Loot Drop (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Commander, Pettington Park), got her start in the early 1980s at Sir-tech Software, best known for their Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series. She remained at Sir-tech for almost two decades before going…

Today in Gaming HIstory: 10/8/2013

October 8, 1970: Happy birthday Tetsuya Nomura! Where do we even begin with Mr. Nomura? How about Square, the first studio for which he worked. Founded in 1983 by Masashi Miyamoto, Square would become (and still is under the name Square Enix) an RPG powerhouse.  The first game Nomura worked on for Square was the…