Gaming Luminaries

Inverse Luminaries celebrates the leaders and visionaries across the video game industry.

Luminaries 2022
Elden Ring, Breath of the Wild 2, and 6 more games that will change the medium
Luminaries 2022
The Last of Us devs bet big on accessibility — and made a better game

“I was in very much a mood of, like, we can do anything.”

Luminaries 2022
Ikumi Nakamura won E3. Now she wants to fix the games industry

The breakout star of E3 2019 has gone indie.

Luminaries 2022
Super-streamer Ludwig Ahgren hates the same awful gaming trends that you do

The world is watching.

Luminaries
After Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aimé wants gamers to give the metaverse a chance

Don’t be a cynic.

by Tom Caswell
Luminaries
The King of Final Fantasy reveals why the series is “struggling”

Bring in the fixer.

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The Inverse Interview

Indie Games Are ‘The Best Place to Be Right Now’ Says the Dev of 2024’s Best Visual Novel

ByRobin Bea

The power of love.

The Inverse Interview

Homeworld 3 Devs Say Four-Day Workweek Is “A Literal Game-Changer”

ByHayes Madsen

A new era for strategy.

Inverse Exclusive

How The Blistering Satire Of Helldivers 2 Came To Be

ByTrone Dowd

Satire and world-building.

The Inverse Interview

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s Wildest Song Was Inspired by Run-D.M.C. and Ice-T

ByHayes Madsen

A soundtrack for the ages.

The Inverse Interview

Another Crab’s Treasure Dev Says We’ve Only “Scratched the Surface” of Soulslikes

ByHayes Madsen

An ocean of possibilities.

The Inverse Interview

Tales of Kenzera Devs Want to “Tell Different Stories” In Gaming

ByHayes Madsen

Made with care.

Inverse Interview

Google Never Left Video Games

ByShannon Liao

Google Cloud director of games Jack Buser reveals how the company plans to win gaming with cloud servers and AI.

The Inverse Interview

French Aristocrats and Tony Hawk Pro Skater

ByHayes Madsen

How a small team made the most inventive platformer of the year.

Preview

Dead Cells’ Developers Are Applying the Same Early Access Formula to a New Zelda-Inspired Roguelite

ByShannon Liao

A work in progress.

Gaming

Visual Novel Developers Aren’t Laughing at Palworld’s Predictable April Fools’ Joke

ByRobin Bea

Visual novels are more than a punchline.