GOG.com has grown over the years and has helped both old and new gamers appreciate classic games without the worry of DRM. Last time I spoke with them, we talked about the challenge of acquiring classic games to the service. For this followup, I wanted to focus on the running of a digital store that offers new and classic titles.
When CD Projekt made a surprising announcement five years ago to begin selling and re-releasing classic games for contemporary use, no one could have foreseen that Good Old Games would grow to become one of the biggest digital stores for not only classic games, but for modern ones as well.
Today, GOG.com has become a major presence in the Game Industry and I had a chance to talk with them about the challenges that goes into getting these classic games onto the service and the growth behind GOG.
Diablo may be the name most closely associated with ARPGs but the genre has become popular among Indie developers. And Soldak Entertainment has made a name for themselves with a variety of well designed ARPGs.
With work wrapping up on the expansion to their latest game: Drox Operative, I decided to chat with owner and lead designer of Soldak — Steven Peeler about APRG design.
Pinball in its many forms is one of the oldest games still being played despite the downward turn of the arcade industry. Like playing classic video games, it can be both difficult and expensive to recapture.
Fortunately, Farsight Studios: Makers of The Pinball Arcade have been restoring and digitizing some of the most popular pinball tables around. With their third kickstarter almost wrapped up for the T2 pinball rights, I wanted to talk with them about the work that goes into The Pinball Arcade.