Archives for August 2008
- Please note that these are publication date on this site, NOT the actual release date of the maps and mods
Besides Half-Life 2 I can’t remember the last retail game I played, let alone finished. I think it was probably the Crysis demo, not sure. Anyway, visitors to PP probably play quite a few mods, so…
Do you spend more time playing retail games or mods?
31st August 2008
There has been new a beta/demo released of the latest version of this mod. Unfortunately the author listed the October 2007 release as final. He has now released a new version. This version contains approximately 1 hour’s worth of gameplay and is approximately 70% of the finished release.
A playable map that is part of Robert Gee‘s thesis project entitled The Right Way is the Wrong Way: Dead-End Theory in Level Design, which explores dead ends in games.
This is a mod that seems to have slipped under the radar and been more or less ignored. So far it seems a solid production and has surprised me, which is why I added the surprised face to the title image.
I don’t buy many PC games, partly because I don’t have any spare cash to pay with and partly because I run this website and play all the mods I can. That lifestyle choice got me thinking.
Do you buy less PC games because you play mods?
24th August 2008
Former Sony CEO Chris Deering recently said “currently only 3 in 10 games recoup their development budgets. … So developers will have to turn to new revenue sources to cover their losses.”
There is little doubt that developing games is becoming harder and harder for so many reasons. It seems to me that the amateur game development community produces incredible work. Therefore I would like to pose a question that should generate much discussion, if few votes…
Is it time to merge amateur and professional game development?
19th August 2008