Jan 16, 2018

Favorite Game Dev Blogs?

In my relentless pursuit of ditching shithole social media and re-powering my RSS feeds, last week I asked for readers favorite Programming Blogs, this week I'd like to ask for favorite Game Dev blogs.

Currently, I follow:

Fortress of Doors
game design aspect of the month
Lost Garden
Raph Koster
The Ludologist
Zen of Design
Sir Tap Tap
Critical Distance

Feels like Game Dev blogs aren't updated as much as programming blogs. Not sure what that means, so let's go with game designers are lazy. Like any good scientist, I'll make the data fit.


Jan 16, 2018
http://aras-p.info/blog/ [from Unity]
and also https://simonschreibt.de/game-art-tricks/ [With cool game art tricks]

Daniel Cook

Jan 16, 2018
90% lazy plus another 90% spent not releasing games. It adds up.

Nice...a couple of these I don't read. Adding them to the old RSS feed.


Jan 16, 2018
yes, game devs blog take forever to update.  I find it easier just to post a screenshot dump every couple days but even then there are long breaks of nothingness.  👍

Joachim Lindkvist

Jan 16, 2018
I enjoy Frictional Games blog, they post mostly about game design at http://frictionalgames.blogspot.se/?m=1


Jan 16, 2018
Once you get your RSS feeds all sorted, any chance you could put up an OPML file for our own use? I feel like you'll have a pretty awesome list put together

Stelios K.

Jan 16, 2018
http://www.indieretronews.com/ for all the homebrews releases.
https://mixnmojo.com/ for all Lucasartesque related stuff.

Jon Gill

Jan 16, 2018
I'll be that garbage guy and say that we try to say some interesting stuff on our podcast Pretentious Game Ideas (pgipodcast.com). I'm guessing we skew too beginner / enthusiast to be of use to you, although that just means you'd be a great guest if you ever wanted to share some of your audio wisdom with the mewling masses!


Jan 16, 2018
I found the OrangePixel development blogs interesting. http://www.orangepixel.net

Ron Gilbert

Jan 16, 2018
I follow Mix-n-Mojo, but they aren't game dev, most "press".

Ron Gilbert

Jan 16, 2018
Yes, I will share my OPML file when I'm done.

Nor Treblig

Jan 16, 2018
There are a lot of great articles on Gamasutra but I'm sure you know this site already.
Maybe you just haven't thought of it or is there a reason you didn't include it in your list?

Ron Gilbert

Jan 16, 2018
Gamasutra is in my main game-press list, so it didn't make it here, but it is a great resource.

Sean Barrett

Jan 16, 2018

Jake S. Del Mastro

Jan 16, 2018
of course my own (self plug) blog:

Cruz Fernandez

Jan 16, 2018
From my friend Hernan Saez https://crimild.wordpress.com

Mark V

Jan 16, 2018
I second https://emshort.blog :)

For an aggregated mix of (mostly text) interactive fiction posts (dev, reviews, etc) there's

Taylor C

Jan 17, 2018
I like these guys:
- Cliffski/Positech's blog: http://positech.co.uk/cliffsblog/
- Jeff Vogel: http://jeff-vogel.blogspot.com/

Thanks for posting these, btw, it feels like blogs written by real people are getting harder to find (as everyone moves to twitter, I suppose).

Taylor C

Jan 17, 2018
Annnnnnnd, far off-topic, but _marginally_ relevant (in the sense that they're Real Game Dev related and not twitter fights :|), these video streams are super:

- Jonathan Blow -- building a programming language and a game therein: https://www.twitch.tv/naysayer88
- Casey Muratori -- building a game engine from scratch (and a game!): https://handmadehero.org/

(sorry if either's been mentioned before ;)).

Ron Gilbert

Jan 17, 2018
The current trend for video blogs is annoying.  I consume a lot of information really fast when I read and I rarely have the time to watch drawn out videos.


Jan 18, 2018
Boy isn't that the truth! Every time I search for a "How to" or "DiY" tutorial now, it's ALWAYS a video of epic length, when written instructions take 6 lines. People don't read anymore and that is really sad.


Feb 03, 2018
I occasionally blog about new dev blogs, e.g. http://www.intelligent-artifice.com/2004/07/new_gaming_blog-2.html


Jun 02, 2018
You might find this one to have some interesting read https://alemil.com


Jul 09, 2018
The Frictional Games (Amnesia, Soma) blog is updated infrequently but occasionally has excellent articles on game design.  Here's a good one about the implementation of player choice in games:  https://frictionalgames.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-illusion-of-analog-world.html

michael nguyen

Apr 21, 2019
https://dreamstrata.com/ is updated everyday and is currently in the process of developing core game elements as this is written. Stop on by if you want quick daily notes that are informative to gamers as well as developers.


Apr 09, 2020
I guess https://www.void1gaming.com/blog VOiD1 Gaming has recently the best and latest blogs. I really like the quality and the Time frame they upload frequently.
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