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Don’t Test Me

A thing that’s becoming more and more common in the games industry is design tests, especially for game designers and UX designers. I find there are several issues with this practice, so I’ll go over them, perhaps to my own… Continue Reading →

Game dev is not “young”

Because We’re reaching a point where digital game development is at least 40 years and counting – 60 years if you count Spacewar! – I think it’s time to acknowledge that the games industry can no longer be considered to… Continue Reading →

Red Flags

We have problems in the games industry. Most of the time those problems can be attributed to men. Considering most companies have an 80/20 split between men and women, maybe it is not that weird. As a developer, if you… Continue Reading →

The Freedom to Create

I’m sure you’ve heard it at some point. That feminists are having a negative impact on the creativity of game developers. That whenever a game is seen as “politically correct” someone is there to point out that this isn’t the… Continue Reading →

A Note on Gamers

So, as you may have seen, I did talk a bit about the terms hardcore and casual and how meaningless I find they are in the context of gaming culture and game development. I also spoke a bit about what… Continue Reading →

The Power of Gatekeeping

If you are in any way part of gaming culture, you’ll know that gatekeeping is part of that culture. To my mind, and as part of a completely unproven hypothesis on my end, gatekeeping is about power. The power to… Continue Reading →

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