Hello and welcome to the fifth Picks of the week. This week there is probably more interviews than before, nonetheless quite interesting articles 😀 Enjoy, feel free to comment and if you like – Subscribe to the blog!
- What skills do you need to become a game developer? Dev-Mag had an article about what South African developers think.
- BattleStar Galactica MMORPG goes to Open Beta on 8th of February! Get ready to get your hands dirty (but don’t wait for too much, in the end, the series was not that good, how would the game be?) The thing I would really like to see is Babylon 5 game. *sniff* Probably never gonna happen…
- Indie Games weblog has an interview with Nicolai Troshinsky. He is one of the Indie Games Festival finalists in the Nuovo -category.
- Game Theory has an interesting video episode on Video Game Storytelling, featuring comments from cool people like Richard Garriot and one of my favorites Jane Jensen (the writer of Gabriel Knight series).
- IGF Announced their 2011 Grand Prize finalists. Of course, Minecraft IS there (Although I would like to see someone else get the number one award).
- The Global Game Jam created again a whole bunch of new games! Go and check them out and know yourself out! While you are at it, check out also the keynote speech for the Game Jam. It is always inspirational to see such things 🙂
- Game Career Guide posted featured an article on How to get started with Untiy 3D. Nothing mind blowing or new, but interesting few pages whatsoever 🙂
- Examiner.com has an interview with the Finnish indie developer Petri Purho (the creator of Crayon Physics).
- Journey – The Playstation 3 game I have mentioned here before. It is something different. Here is an interview with the makers of Journey
- Last week there was the World of Love indie developer conference in London. Those of you (like me) who don’t live in England probably weren’t able to participate. That is why we are eagerly waiting to see/listen the speeches online (like last year’s). Here is a rant about Storytelling in Video Games.