If you’re familiar with this blog, you probably have noticed that I’m fond of fighting games. They, as a genre, have very much to offer. However, there are big series like Tekken, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat (Guilty Gear, perhaps, as well) and rarely anything else gets covered in the press. That’s a shame becauseCzytaj dalej „Maintaining a grassroots gaming community in a niche game”
Oh boy, has it been a rough time to be associated with Nintendo by any means. It took them two extremely poor decisions to be absolutely bombarded by their own players, by the industry and by the entire gaming part of the Internet. How it all happened? Let’s get to the story.
Guilty Gear is one of my favourite video game series of all time. These explosive anime fighting games kept me enthralled for a number of reasons – when I first found out about them, there weren’t many PC fighting games and copies of Guilty Gear X2 #Reload and Guilty Gear Isuka were added as freeCzytaj dalej „How to kill 4 birds with one stone. The case of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core + R’s latest update”
It’s mostly true that working in teams makes life easier. You get a broader perspective and you can utilize other team members’ skillsets. However, I’ve mostly been doing my work as a community specialist alone. Well, to an extent. There’ve always been graphic designers, proofreaders, other people to cooperate with, but when it comes toCzytaj dalej „Getting your game’s community stars to help you. 2 case studies”
Even though I suck at them, I really love fighting games and it saddens me that they don’t seem to get much love from the gaming community, aside from the most dedicated fans. Today, I’ll look at some concepts, which may provide an answer to the question – why fighting games aren’t popular and whatCzytaj dalej „What would fighting games need to be mainstream again?”
Alternative Reality Games are something which lies close to my heart. I used to be extremely interested in, say, darker parts of the internet, be them fictional or not. Marble Hornets (it’s more of a series, but it has strong ARG vibes), NOC+10 are just some of the media which I was more than happyCzytaj dalej „ARGs and quizes on Facebook as a part of creating meta-content for the fans”
Jean Jacques Rousseau said once that all people are good, it’s the civilization which is evil and because of it, some people turn evil. Honestly, I have no idea whether he was right or not. The point is – there are bad people out there and it’s sometimes pretty hard to deal with them. ICzytaj dalej „How to deal with a spyware scamming scheme on Facebook?”