Month: July 2017

How Games and E-Sports are Balanced | THE D-LEAGUE Episode 4 | The E-Sport Podcast

How Games and E-Sports are Balanced | THE D-LEAGUE Episode 4 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/d-league4.mp3 What’s up gamers and game developers?! Welcome to the 4th episode of the D-LEAGUE! In this episode, Jan and I talk about how games are balanced so developers can make good games. You see, in esport game development, it’s not exactly easy to tell whether the game is going to be a good esport. For a game to rise as an esport, it needs to have great balanced gameplay, as well as spot on marketing. We investigate how developers achieve these qualities in...

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The Importance of Story and Lore In E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 3 | The E-Sport Podcast

The Importance of Story and Lore in E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE – EPISODE 3 | THE E-SPORT PODCAST http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/dleague3.mp3 Hey game developers! Bilal here, and welcome to the third episode of The D-LEAGUE Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the importance of story or lore in video games, with a focus on E-Sports. We bring up questions of how the player experience changes by the level of detail implemented in the story of a game, and share our experiences playing games with shallow and in-depth story. Then, we delve into how a story is built around the community of E-Sports, like Starcraft’s competitive scene, and...

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Which Games do Gamers Play and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 2 | The E-Sport Podcast

Which Games do Gamers Play and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE - Episode 2 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/dleague-ep2.mp3 Hey game developers! Bilal here, and welcome to the second episode of The D-LEAGUE Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the other side of game development: the players! To make a game, we need to fully understand our potential audience, and know the niche that our games fall within. We discuss the influence of nostalgia, word of mouth, tv, internet, game trailers, game conferences, and much more on the genres that gamers choose. We also boil down what really drives players to...

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Who Makes Games and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 1 | The E-Sport Podcast

Who Makes Games and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE - Episode 1 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/The-D-League-Ep1_1.mp3 Hey game developers! Bilal here, and I’ve teamed up with my friend Jan, who is much better at competitive play than I am (haha), to bring you the first episode of The D-LEAGUE Podcast! This podcast is going to be all about game design, what makes games “good,” player reactions, and all other kinds of analysis to help the success of games, or just learn more about game dev. In this first episode, we decided to talk about who develops the games we...

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