Matt’s House of Design: General Design Practices

Greetings all! I’m Matt Chen (torrmercury on the forums) a game designer (though I wear other hats as well) and today I’ll go into more detail on our game design process! So last time we visited design was with Rob and the Design Pillars, and he got us started on the overview of how our game will play. This week, I’m going to dig in a bit deeper and talk about general design practices and how they affect the creation of any game feature. Continue reading Matt’s House of Design: General Design Practices

Blog + Forums = XenWord

Hey guys, just a quick update that we’ve installed a nifty new plugin for the forums call XenWord. It’s called a bridge, because it essentially duplicates all blog posts and comments into forum threads and replies, and vice versa. So now there’s only one sign in, and your forum account will be used in both places. You can read and respond on the blog or the forums as you like. Easy-peasy mac-and-cheesy :)

NGS Real Talk: An Interview with Rob Buchheit

Pocket full of CumberbatchHey guys, we’ve got another change of pace for you today!  Our Audio Lead Manuel Marino asked me to do an interview for his own blog, so we’re posting it here too.  Now you’ll get to know me a little better, and what NGS is about as a team.  Hope you like it, and let us know if you’d like to see more interviews in the future! Continue reading NGS Real Talk: An Interview with Rob Buchheit

Embracing the Light: A Brief History of the Ragnar People

Excerpt from Embracing the Light: A Brief History of the Ragnar People by I. Greystone:

“The old world was full of miracles, or so the legends say. Creatures of steel and oil walked alongside those of flesh and blood. Crystalline towers and endless cities spanned the horizon. There was no war or illness. The world was ruled by a godlike people, in power and presence, who could bend the laws of reality to their whim. The legends say they had mastered life and death, the creation of matter out of nothing, and had even mapped the distant stars. The Ragnar of old called them simply ‘the Others,’ though each Tribe knew them by a different name. Today, the title the Children of Baric appointed them is the most widely used: the Ascendants.
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