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Accessibility - The Curb Cut Effect - Extra Credits7m32s

Accessibility - The Curb Cut Effect - Extra Credits

Accessibility design makes the game better for all players, not only the disabled. By planning ahead and making more options available, designers can give players the tools to customize their experience in a way that fits them best. Subscribe for more episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC

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Published: September 7, 2017Updated: September 9, 2017
Keep Cutting - Sunk Cost Fallacy and Game Development - Extra Credits7m12s

Keep Cutting - Sunk Cost Fallacy and Game Development - Extra Credits

Once development begins on a feature, game developers often get drawn into a sunk cost fallacy that compels them to keep working on that feature even when it's failing. Cutting those features is hard, but often the right choice to make the game better. Subscribe for more episodes every Wednesday! ht

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Published: August 31, 2017Updated: September 2, 2017
Great Northern War - II: A Good Plan - Extra History9m00s

Great Northern War - II: A Good Plan - Extra History

Augustus the Strong was determined to prove his might by defeated Charles XII on the battlefield. He gathered his Polish-Lithuanian forces, met the Swedes, and proceded to... lose. And lose. And lose. Then he got deposed and started a civil war which of course he also lost. Support us on Patreon! ht

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Published: August 31, 2017Updated: September 2, 2017
Game AI - Funtelligence - Extra Credits8m05s

Game AI - Funtelligence - Extra Credits

Games often advertise their complex AI, but in truth, offering a wide variety of simple NPC behaviors unique to each enemy often feels more engaging AND challenging to the player than putting them through multiple hours of facing a bunch of NPCs operating on the same AI behavior tree. Subscribe for

Marginal Mechanics and Red Herrings - Why So Weak? - Extra Credits7m33s

Marginal Mechanics and Red Herrings - Why So Weak? - Extra Credits

This video is sponsored by VRV. To get an ad-free trial of the VRV combo pack for 7 days, use this link! http://bit.ly/ec_VRV Every game has some skills or abilities that are just weaker than other abilities. Players wind up ignoring them or resenting them, so why include these "red herring" mechani

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Published: August 16, 2017Updated: August 18, 2017
The Bronze Age Collapse - Lies - Extra History18m00s

The Bronze Age Collapse - Lies - Extra History

How did the Bronze Age Collapse affect civilizations other than the four discussed in our series? When trade fell apart, why didn't those who relied on bronze switch to forging with other metals? James and Soraya look back on these questions on Lies! Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon (-

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Published: August 16, 2017Updated: August 18, 2017
Saragarhi - The Last Stand - Extra History8m41s

Saragarhi - The Last Stand - Extra History

A humble signal station manned by only twenty one Sikh officers of the British Empire finds itself beset by 10,000 attackers. There is no hope for relief, but even knowing it will come at the cost of their lives, the Sikhs refuse to stand down. Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon (--More

Peace Games - Gaming for a Better Future - Extra Credits6m35s

Peace Games - Gaming for a Better Future - Extra Credits

Since the founding of the Olympics, games have been a tool to bring people together, allowing us to compete but also to recognize the humanity in our opponents. Although online games have become a breeding ground for toxicity, they still have the potential to teach us about each other and find role

D-Day - Lies - Extra History35m42s

D-Day - Lies - Extra History

Sponsored by Wargaming! New players: Download World of Tanks and use the code NEPTUNE for free goodies! http://bit.ly/2tXMg0B D-Day is too vast and important a topic to be completely covered by four short videos, but we hope our series offered some new insights into the massive effort that went into

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Published: August 2, 2017Updated: August 5, 2017
How Games Speak - Learn the Language of Design - Extra Credits8m14s

How Games Speak - Learn the Language of Design - Extra Credits

Game design is a language and games speak to us in ways that we can understand. But how does that work? By understanding three simple ideas, we can both make better games and learn what makes the ones we play and love so special. Subscribe for more episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC ___

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Published: August 2, 2017Updated: August 3, 2017
History of Writing - The Alphabet - Extra History6m13s

History of Writing - The Alphabet - Extra History

Where did the alphabet come from? How did it develop, and why? The writing systems first developed in Sumer provided a basis for the written word, but their system of characters also inspired a shift to single phoneme systems where each letter represents a distinct sound. Support us on Patreon! http

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Published: August 2, 2017Updated: August 3, 2017
Arts Funding - Helping Games that Help Us - Extra Credits7m59s

Arts Funding - Helping Games that Help Us - Extra Credits

Games have made great strides in the last few years towards public recognition and arts funding in the United States, but all that could fall apart unless we step up to support the programs like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities which make it possible. NE

Hunting the Bismarck - III: A Chance to Strike - Extra History11m43s

Hunting the Bismarck - III: A Chance to Strike - Extra History

Sponsored by Wargaming! New players: Download World of Warships and use the code EXTRA1 for free goodies! http://cpm.wargaming.net/i3v7c6uu/?pub_id=2017_Video_3 The order went out: Sink the Bismarck. Ships converged from all over the Atlantic to hunt down the pride of the German navy, and Swordfish

The Bronze Age Collapse - IV: Systems Collapse - Extra History10m17s

The Bronze Age Collapse - IV: Systems Collapse - Extra History

It started with famine... and ended with four great civilizations' utter destruction. The Bronze Age Collapse is still a matter of scholarly debate, but our favorite theory rests on an understanding of Systems Collapse and how societies build themselves to survive disaster. Support us on Patreon! ht

D-Day - I: The Great Crusade - Extra History10m25s

D-Day - I: The Great Crusade - Extra History

Sponsored by Wargaming! New players: Download World of Tanks and use the code NEPTUNE for free goodies! http://bit.ly/2qWNQy6 European Players: Check out the Extra Credits' Choice bundle in the premium shop: http://bit.ly/2rZgPSd D-Day: June 6, 1944, the day when Allied forces stormed the beaches of

Hunting the Bismarck - II: The Mighty HMS Hood - Extra History11m05s

Hunting the Bismarck - II: The Mighty HMS Hood - Extra History

Sponsored by Wargaming! New players: Download World of Warships and use the code EXTRA1 for free goodies! http://cpm.wargaming.net/i3v7c6uu/?pub_id=2017_Video_2 The Bismarck had been sighted, and the British fleet raced to intercept it with their own flagship: the mighty HMS Hood. As Hood and her es

Kamehameha the Great - I: The Lonely One - Extra History9m12s

Kamehameha the Great - I: The Lonely One - Extra History

Kamehameha I of Hawaii sought greatness not only for himself but for his people. He rose up in the face of many setbacks and hunted advantages wherever he could find them with an unstoppable determination to form the Kingdom of Hawaii under his rule. Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon (-

Hunting the Bismarck - IV: Sink the Bismarck - Extra History9m24s

Hunting the Bismarck - IV: Sink the Bismarck - Extra History

Sponsored by Wargaming! New players: Download World of Warships and use the code EXTRA1 for free goodies! http://bit.ly/2rpKsch European Players: Check out the "Hunt for Bismarck" Extra History bundle in the premium shop: http://bit.ly/2qLifdR Sink the Bismarck. Churchill's orders were simple, but e

Learn More about Game Animation - Extra Frames6m41s

Learn More about Game Animation - Extra Frames

Learn more about game animation with some of our favorite online resources! Dan recommends a few websites, channels, and experts so you can study up on game animation on your own! Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) __________ GDC Vault: http://gdcvault

D-Day - II: The Secret War - Extra History11m04s

D-Day - II: The Secret War - Extra History

Sponsored by Wargaming! New players: Download World of Tanks and use the code NEPTUNE for free goodies! http://bit.ly/2seicvo European Players: Check out the Extra Credits' Choice bundle in the premium shop: http://bit.ly/2sjUrlF The Germans expected the Allies to invade France to re-open the Wester