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Episode Info: This week, Mark returns from San Fransisco, your nice hosts get the math wrong, and everyone agrees that Claw Breaker is worth real money. There's still time to get a $50 "Friends of Martha" discount for her talk at MinneWebCon 2018 on April 23rd! Just use the promo code friends50 at checkout! Meta We’re launching our new video format (now called “Code Comment”) next week! In the first edition, we dig into Claw Breaker! Look forward to it! And if you haven’t already, check our our Nice Plays videos. [0;06;43] Nostalgia The old PlayStation Spyro games are being re-released as a trilogy, to some mixed reception. Firmament is a VR game being made by the developers of Myst. Speaking of Myst nostalgia, Cyan just announced a 25th Anniversary re-release. Mark recently read a few of the Boss Fight Books: books about past games with interesting development stories. We talked about our game influences in a previous episode: “Schrödinger’s Animal Crossing.” [0;34;23] PC Games Market “Steam Spy announces it’s shutting down, blames Valve’s new privacy settings” - Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica “Let's Be Realistic: A Deep Dive into How Games Are Selling on Steam” - Mike Rose, GDC 2018 Jane Ng, lead artist at Campo Santo, started a great thread on Twitter about localization and people’s various interpretations of PUBG’s success in China. Mark mentioned the user testing he commissioned for Metro Nexus, which we talked about with Hannah Murphy in the episode “Games User Research, Redux! (with Hannah Murphy).”Read more »

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