As a studio founded by LucasArts veterans, episodic gaming pioneer Telltale Games went back to its roots with Tales of Monkey Island. Telling a story over five chapters allowed the team to fill out the game's narrative but presented unique challenges to the art and production pipeline.
The Horror! Crunch time is a fact of life in the game industry; everybody hates it but no one seems to know how to avoid it. Here we gather round the campfire to share some hilarious and horrifying crunch tales to chill your bones.
One of the vital components of a physics engine is the code that integrates Newton's laws of motion. There are several techniques that employ approximations of calculus in order to numerically solve this problem. In this article Eric Brown proposes a scheme that can solve this problem without approximation.
Twenty years after its release The Secret of Monkey Island continues to charm players. Here Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert walks you through some of the design decisions behind its classic gameplay.