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Fades in older games. Need some help figuring out how the algorithm was derived

Sorry, this question is a bit esoteric, but I just can't get it out of my head! I'm looking at the fade algorithm used in the arcade game DoDonPachi (as well as many other older games): I wrote a ...
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Some theory questions about classic endless arcade games

I had read in the book "A theory of fun for game design" that once the player realizes that he cannot overpower the computer in anyway (or) the AI is unbeatable (badly designed/coded) he will leave ...
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How can I implement a “Nyan Cat” rainbow?

I'm currently making a game similar to this Nyan Cat flash game, although I'm using cocos2d. I'm having a hard time trying to make the rainbow effect: Currently, every update call I add a piece of ...
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How can I get pre-release reviews of my mobile game?

My iOS and Android game is at its last stage of development. Is there a way for me to get pre-release reviews from people? Or maybe from the press? How should I proceed?
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Composing Neo Geo music

I was listening to some of Neo Geo game music on Youtube the other day and it made me think about creating new music in this style. If I wanted to make a retro-style game today, how would I ...
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Should I keep a record of each game played or just the current game and the overall score?

I'm doing a very simple mod of one of the phaser.io samples with Wordpress as a backend. A player logs into Wordpress and when they start a new game, even if they log out, when they log back in it ...
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Making retro games: Any good known game architectures? [closed]

I'm trying to do a remake of Snowbros . I'm doing it using libgdx but at each time i must try to thought how things got done . For example the physics of the jump and collisions . It seams to be ...