Growing Up on RPGs
An eighteen-part series delving into the history of role-playing games, moving through the years from the very early days to some of the top adventures available today.Browse Series
Growing Up on RPGs: Part 7 – A Burst of RPGs
The 90s was an epic decade for game development—none more so than for the RPG genre. Some of the best RPGs ever made came in the first few years of the 1990s.
Growing Up on RPGs: Part 6 – Pointing and Clicking
Point and click adventure games are a mainstay of the RPG genre. In part 6, Crispin delves into their origins.
Growing Up on RPGs – Part 5
In part 5 of our Growing up on RPGs series, Crispin explores what was going on in the West while the NES games brought Japanese role-playing ideas to the world.
History of the Game Engine
Apart from conjuring up mental images of steam-filled powerhouses populated by sweaty fellas endlessly heaving coal into glowing furnaces, and massive ship’s con-rods powering up and down, what do game engines actually do? Let's find out!Browse Series
The History of the Game Engine: Part 7 – Traversing the World
Some games will always need a bespoke game engine. In part 7 of The History of the Game Engine, flight simulators and their unique requirements and challenges.
The History of the Game Engine: Part 6 – From Pawn to Cho Ku Nu
In part 6 of the History of the Game Engine series, we're venturing into the world of real-time strategy.
The History of the Game Engine: Part 5 – Reinventing the Wheel
Where did the need for the game engine come from, and for what purpose? Part 5 of our History of the Game Engine series endeavours to answer that exact question.
Story of a Game
Games have stories. This series tells some of those stories, from headline-making triple-A titles to some indie masterpieces.Browse Series
Story of a Game: Guitar Hero
Put on a denim jacket, slap on some make-up and pick up your axe—it’s time to tell the story of Guitar Hero.
Story of a Game: Demon’s Souls
Demon's Souls went from being a total flop to one of the PS5's launch titles. Here's its story.
Story of a Game: Burnout Paradise
In April's chapter of Story of Game, Burnout Paradise features. For years, Burnout Paradise entertained. Here's its story.