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Games User Research: what can it do for game development?

Learning what brings players to your game and what makes them keep coming back for more can be a tricky task, but a source of valuable knowledge for …

Game Development

Punching germs with Plasma Puncher

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>I like Indie games so much…<p>Besides being an endless source of inspiration, in my opinion, the most innovative game …

Gaming

Promote Your Indie Game Without Spending a Dime

Indie game devs on a budget still need to put their game in front of as many eyeballs as possible. Here are some tips.<p>Indie game devs – or anyone …

Marketing

The Inspirational Leak: 8 tips for setting up your own game studio

Starting out as a game developer is a leap and there is one thing you never usually get until now. So here is your inspirational introduction letter …

Game Development

A game localizer speaks out and tells it all: game localization and launching in Brazil

Interview<p><b># Hi Paula! You are a video game localizer. How different is your job from, say, website localizer’s? Could you briefly tell about …

Game Development

Developing with Diapers

A snapshot into a single dad developer<p>Hi, I am Joshua Reidland the other half of Reject Force Entertainment. I am a programmer who is being forced by …

What Indie Devs Can Learn From Rockstar Games

Even the most humble indie developers sometimes toy with dreams of huge success and popularity. You might genuinely be in the business for the love …

ASCDUNGEON: a postmortem

“A Winner is You”<br>Pro Wrestling Series<p>I decided to write a postmortem a little out of the traditional way, perhaps because of my close relationship …

No, Ideas Guy! I will not make your game!

Why we have no need for the Ideas Guy.<p>In January this year, I got an email when shortly after I started marketing my game with an offer…this email is …

Game Development

5 ways to monetize your game by selling swag?

When it comes to monetizing your game, there are plenty of options out there. However, if you wish to implement them successfully, that will depend …

3D Modeling

How to Not Waste Time Building a Proper Website

During a mild spring breeze late at night in a Tim Horton’s parking lot (it’s a Canadian donut shop to the uninitiated) I was watching a heated …

Indies' newest debacle: reskinned apps and crowdfunding frauds

How frauds are invading crowdfunding under the banner of indie game developers<p>Hello there again, this is Russell Davis. You may remember me as the …

Game Development

I wanna make a fighting game! – A practical guide for beginners (part II)

An agile atlas of features and gameplay mechanics which can help your game stand out<p>In the first article, I tried to convey the difference between 2D …

When the intro song of my game became the center of a copyright dispute

Nameless Company vs Rejects - The anti-climatic showdown of history<p>Here is a simple checklist when developing my game: Working game demo. Check. …

4 Awesome Indie Game Titles We Can't Wait to Play!

A fresh batch of indie game goodness for you<p><i>We’re always on the watch for new indie game greatness. Here are a few here that have caught our</i> …

Game Development

How The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Redefined The Western Genre

How one movie changed an entire genre!<p>The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is one of the best movies of all time. It’s an epic story of murder and …

Lessons I've learned from setting up a 2D framework for level design

<i>“For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: thou shalt be happy, and shall be well with thee.”</i><p><i>Psalms 128: 2 – King James Bible</i><p>One of the things I …

Game Design

10 simple steps for bringing your game idea to reality

<i>“Your Treasure House is for yourself, it contains all you need.”</i><p><i>Chinese Proverb</i><p>When I go to any game related event, I see a lot of people asking …

Sailing nostalgic waters with Winds of Trade

The first time I saw Winds of Trade, it reminded me of my young self playing Uncharted Waters on Super NES and how happy I would be sailing around …

I wanna make a fighting game! - A practical guide for beginners (part I)

Some useful hints to avoid development Hell and pursue your dreams.<p>If you are a fighting game enthusiast, you’ve probably thought about it more than …

Gamification and medical applications

How Gamification helps many areas, today let's have a look at medical applications<p>I have been talking a lot about Gamification in my latest posts.<p>As …

At Rusty Lake, branding drives game development to great success

Indie developer Rusty Lake is having great success with their whimsical horror puzzle games; this is how to market independent video games.<p>The other …

How to Write Smashing Narrative for a Game

I remember the day when Research In Motion came to my college accepting resumes. It was around 2007 when Blackberries were the shit and not just …

Engagement and robotics

The artificially intelligent robot dog also known as AIBO<p><b>The artificially intelligent robot dog also known as AIBO</b><p>Back in 1993, Sony decided with the …

Can Quake Champions redeem the franchise?

Id's follow-up to DOOM 2016, a nod to the original Quake, and a fat helping of fan service.<p>I’ll be honest…<p>When I found out about <b>Quake Champions</b>, the …

How to make a game when the world is falling apart around you

A small developer shares what making Indie games can be like<p><b>Quite the Journey</b><p>With the number of Indie Games available for the last 6+ years, the …

Blossom and Decay sandbox MMOaRPG – Combat Demo Tutorial

Blossom and Decay – a sandbox MMOaRPG<p>Intro<p>Konspiracy Games is a small team that believes many aspects in video games — especially interactive …

Fine Arts and Creativity in Games: where new ideas come from

The paradox of learning your way in the creative industry: creativity can’t be taught, but we have a good point if we say it can be learned. In my …

Game Music and Emotion

Music is essential to building a good video game. No matter what kind of game you are making (whether it is a first person shooter or a point and …