he developers behind the likes of Tearaway and LittleBigPlanet tell us about their new indie project, Knights And Bikes – a nostalgic adventure set in 1980s Cornwall. Broken Sword and Beneath a Steel Sky creator Charles Cecil gives us the story of how he survived the slings and arrows of the eighties games industry, and we uncover the creative benefits – and finest products – of game jams.
Make a jetpack in Unreal Engine 4
Create your own Ant Attack-style isometric game map
Pokémon developer Game Freak, and its lesser-known games
An Anno 1701 developer goes solo with Rigid Force Alpha
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