We’re going to have another developer livecast today at 3 pm est on the Game-Wisdom YouTube channel. I’ll be talking to Mega Cat Studios about video game preservation.
At E3, EA announced the “next generation” of Command and Conquer as Command and Conquer Rivals: A F2P version of the beloved franchise. As they, and many supporters on Twitter, were quick to point out, this is the evolution of the real time strategy genre and mobile strategy games. As a fan of RTS games, and obviously the CnC series, this is incorrect, and it’s time to talk about how mobile has failed to learn the lessons of RTS design.
Vampyr is certainly a strange turn for developer DontNod Entertainment. Going from the critically acclaimed Life is Strange series, to a game about being a 20th century Vampire. It’s surprising to realize how few games there have been about being a vampire; the last major one was Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines. Vampyr may not hit the highs of the action RPG genre, but the pieces are there for what could be a great series going forward.
For this cast, Linden Labs’ CEO Ebbe Altberg returned to the cast to discuss how the hit MMO Second Life has grown, and what it means for the future.