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How A One-Woman Development Team Made A Game Work On Older Devices

Making a game is now easier than it ever has been, and as a result, we’re seeing more and more one-person development teams. That’s largely due to tools like Unity and GameMaker, which allow fast prototyping and relatively one-touch publishing across different platforms. But the latest game out of Brisbane made by one person, Space Bot Alpha, was coded from the ground up in Objective-C. We spoke to its creator, Sarah Smith, about why she eschewed the shortcuts.


This War Of Mine: The Kotaku Review

This War of Mine starts off feeling like the most depressing variation of The Sims ever, one where any happiness or woohoo has been bombed out of existence. And, very quickly, it gets to feeling even worse.


Assassin's Creed Rogue: The Kotaku Review

The biggest plot twist in Assassin’s Creed history is this: Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the least-hyped console game in the series, the one we had good reason to think would be bad, is…a very, very good game. It’s a must-play for any AC fan.


Tips For Playing Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

Maybe you’re in it for the cute monsters. Maybe you’re in it to be the very best, like no one ever was. Or maybe you want to catch em all? Whatever it is about Pokémon that speaks to you, I’m here to help you get the most out of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


Tips For Playing Far Cry 4

Newcomers to Far Cry 4: greetings! I hope you’re enjoying your time in Kyrat so far. It’s a pretty dangerous place though, isn’t it? Here are some of the things I’ve discovered that help me stay alive.


Tips For Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition

Starting a new role-playing game is never easy. Which class should you choose? Which race? What kind of party should you make? Which gear should you buy, and what’s the best way to earn some early XP?


LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: The Kotaku Review

Poor Hal Jordan. He can’t carry a movie, he can’t be trusted with his own LEGO playset, and when Traveller’s Tales creates a LEGO video game that is very much an epic Green Lantern yarn, he has to take a back seat to Bruce Wayne, the tedious title character of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.


I Spent $100 In Assassin's Creed Unity So You Wouldn't Have To

Ten hours into Assassin’s Creed: Unity, I’m having difficulty finishing up memory sequence 6. That’s just about the middle chapter of the game. I think my character is too weak. His armour isn’t strong enough. Neither are his weapons.


The Missing Feature World Of Warcraft Fans Won't Forget

There is one piece of Warcraft lore that won’t go away, no matter how much Blizzard tries (or doesn’t try) to bury it. People have waited for its arrival, breath bated, fists balled, for more than half a decade — half of WoW‘s lifespan. It is… a dance studio.


World Of Warcraft, Then And Now

It’s happening! World of Warcraft is about to turn 10. If you logged in today, you’ve already seen an achievement pop up. Although the game came out on November 23, 2004 in the US, the in-game celebration begins today. To do our bit, we made a gallery showing how much the game changed in ten years.