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A Small Chat with Calvin French, Creator of ‘The Real Texas’

September 26, 2012 |

What happens when you mix The Legend of Zelda with Ultima 6? Indie game developer Calvin French answered that question with the creation of The Real Texas, a game that’s been five years in the making. The Real Texas is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux PCs over at his site. We sat down and had a small chat with him…

Q1.  Why did you decide to make this game?  How long did it take to develop?  Has this become your “day job?”

Calvin French: The game started as an experiment with a user interface system. So I originally had in mind to just create something very simple. However it quickly expanded from there. It took about 5 years all told to make, and I’d say until about year 2 or 3 there wasn’t really a “master plan.” In the end I was able to pull a lot of different threads together into something I hope is meaningful and also makes a certain amount of logical sense. Read More

Why Spec Ops: The Line’s Story is Important to the Future of Game Narratives

September 26, 2012 |

 

My personal interest in the shooter genre has waned over the past few years.  Fatigue has started to wear on my ability to continually pull the trigger and watch a virtual life end with a sense … Read More

A true resident evil movie

September 25, 2012 |

Are you tired of Hollywood ruining video games that would have made great movies? Well fret not as Sony Pictures and CAPCOM have released a Resident Evil film worthy of its name. Just like they did Resident Evil: Degeneration, the … Read More

Darksiders 2 Review

September 23, 2012 |

Overview: I was very impressed with nearly everything in this game. A lot of good people did a lot of fantastic work and clearly did overtime on this ambitious and well-advertised project. The character development and personas developed by the … Read More

Super Mario Knockoff on Apple’s App Store

September 19, 2012 |

Okay, I understand that certain elements from games show up in others and there’s always that risk of running into copyright infringement. So we do our best to make a new and refreshing game with a new coat of paint or different … Read More

The Calm Before the Storm: Part 1 of 4

September 11, 2012 | | One Comment

Currently it has been six years since the launch of the current generation of video game consoles. Nintendo is the only company to have officially announced their new system, dubbed Wii U.   Gamers are beginning to wonder when the other companies will announce competition for the console market. The previous console generation lasted roughly five years, which has caused this lingering life cycle to evolve current systems in ways few could have imagined. Read More