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Why Are Tough Games Like Dark Souls And 1001 Spikes Rising In Popularity?

By Spencer . June 4, 2014 . 3:15am

Samu Wosada creator of the trap filled platfomer 1001 Spikes talks about the rising appeal of tough games and thinks we’re on the cusp of a revolution where game designers are focusing more on gameplay instead of story or graphics.

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All About Creating Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric With Big Red Button

By Spencer . June 3, 2014 . 3:02am

Siliconera spoke to Bob Rafei, CEO of Big Red Button, about Sonic Team’s reaction to the Wii U game, running in 3D space, and how Eggman fits in alongside a new villain.

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We Investigate Square Enix’s Ghostly Mystery Game, Murdered: Soul Suspect

By Spencer . May 30, 2014 . 4:05am

Just a week away from release, Siliconera caught up with Airtight Games to talk about launching a new IP like Murdered: Soul Suspect and the medium Ronan can communicate with.

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Drakengard Had Multiple Endings Because Taro Yoko Was Told There Wouldn’t Be A Sequel

By Spencer . May 29, 2014 . 3:33am

When Taro Yoko, creative director of Drakengard 3, made the original PlayStation 2 game that started the series, he was told it would be a one-off game.

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How To Adapt A Japanese Game With English Voiceovers

By Spencer . May 26, 2014 . 2:50am

Siliconera had a casual conversation with Taliesin Jaffe, the voice director of Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, where he talked about the differences when directing voiceovers for a Japanese game and a Western one.

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What Sets Wolfenstein: The New Order Apart From Other Shooters?

By Ishaan . May 20, 2014 . 1:00pm

Senior Gameplay Designer Andreas Öjerfors talks about what makes Wolfenstein: A New Order stand out from the rest of the genre.

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Bandai Namco On Why There’s No Multiplayer In SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

By Robert . May 19, 2014 . 5:30pm

“Originally, we were thinking about having a multiplayer option,” producer Masaaki Hoshino said to Siliconera.

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What Was The Original Bravely Default Like? Silicon Studio’s President Explains

By Spencer . May 2, 2014 . 6:24pm

Also development for Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, began in September 2013.

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Ranko Tsukigime Interview: “Wow. The Creators Of This Game Must Be Crazy.”

By Robert . April 29, 2014 . 1:01pm

“From the very beginning, it has been our intention to bring it to the west,” said Bandai Namco producer Naoto Tani.

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How JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Is Aimed At Hardcore Fighting Gamers

By Robert . April 24, 2014 . 5:31pm

“The goal of the game’s art direction was to match that while also pairing it with the kind of 3D cel-shaded look modeled by games like Street Fighter IV,” says Bandai Namco’s Yusuke Sasaki.

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Bandai Namco On The Theme And Characters Of Tales of Xillia 2

By Robert . April 22, 2014 . 12:31pm

Siliconera got to speak with staff members at the company that are involved with the Tales of franchise. One of these was Kohei Rokugawa, who serves as the director of the western version of Tales of Xillia 2.

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This Young Designer Recently Graduated From Game Design School And Caught Our Eye

By Mark . April 17, 2014 . 3:00pm

While Zack Lim has made countless games that span across platforms, the one that he showed off at Nanyang Polytechnic’s Fusion 2014 caught my eye.

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Why One Developer Added Marriage To Their MMORPG

By Spencer . April 10, 2014 . 5:39pm

Elsword from KOG Games recently added a wedding system. Curious about how online marriages work, we asked KOG Games why they added couple and marriage options to their game.

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How Wild Season Is Attempting To Be A More Mature Take On Harvest Moon

By Eugene . April 7, 2014 . 5:31pm

“While the game will still be fun and light hearted, I wanted to extend the spectrum of the experiences and emotions,” says designer Sharan Balani.

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Wonder Hamster? How The Flying Hamster II Became An Action RPG

By Spencer . April 4, 2014 . 3:30pm

The gameplay in The Flying Hamster II: Knight of the Golden Seed is different from what you might expect – it’s an action RPG and spiritual successor to the Monster World series.