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12th Aug 2015 / Justin Libby 18

 

"’The computer cheats.' - That's what they say in the forums."

"Well, does it?" I asked myself.  It was my second month at Demiurge Studios, and I was curious how the Marvel Puzzle Quest game engine worked. It was lunchtime, and I was hounding my fellow engineers with questions: “Does it look at the upcoming tiles?  Does it try to set up combos?  Does it target player tiles?  Oh, oh, oh! Does it intentionally drop new tile colors to mess up your turn?”

I was a big fan of D3's...

11th Sep 2014 / Owen Raccuglia 0

One lunch break a week, the Hearthstone players here at Demiurge have to find something else to do. While services like Steam, Amazon, Netflix and Gmail stay online all the time, scheduled downtime is still normal for some very popular games. Always-connected games that can stay online for patch day are rare!

The developers at ArenaNet created always-online games twice, with Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. The player’s experience on patch day is very smooth -- first, they get a few warnings...

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