Rami Ismail

Recipients of GDC 2018’s Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced [Update: Award Pulled]

Two gaming industry veterans – Double Fine’s Tim Schaefer and Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail – will be bestowed honors by their peers at the 2018 Game Developer’s Choice Awards this coming March. They’ll be receiving the  Lifetime Achievement Award and Ambassador Rewards respectively. Bushnell’s contributions to the gaming landscape need little introduction – as the founder of Atari, he helped usher in an age of home consoles the likes of which society had never seen before. With the...

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A Small Dev in a Big Industry: My Trip to D.I.C.E.

Last week I crawled out of the cave that is my home office and traveled to Las Vegas to attend the D.I.C.E. Summit, an elite game industry conference where the biggest and most influential players in the game industry meet to network, receive awards, and enjoy some time away from work for a few days. A ticket at the door will set you back $3700, which is far outside of my modest indie developer budget. Thankfully, I was one of five...

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