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Finding Success by Coding Simple Games

The mobile entertainment business is currently worth a net $33 billion. That, of course, is an enormous number, for any industry. Typically, where …

Success

The evolution and convergence of data and how gamification helps the big picture

The huge amount of data available help companies better understand behavior. Quality of data is key and this is where gamification comes in<p>When I …

Getting Off On The Right Foot: 15 Tips From A Young Game Developer

Recently, Laralyn McWilliams published her personal thoughts and tips on game development from her perspective as a game industry veteran. I found …

Creativity

From Zero to Hero: The Two Main Themes of Indie Success

As an aspiring indie developer, I spend a good chunk of my free time watching veteran developers share their hard-earned knowledge on Youtube. It’s …

Success

Kiro'O Games' CEO Madiba Olivier talks with NtK about their game 'Aurion'

Kiro’O Games’ CEO Madiba Olivier was kind enough to chat with us at NtK about their game ‘Aurion: Legacy of the Kori Odan’. Read on to find out more …

Game Development

Honest Feedback #01: DISASTR_BLASTER

Everyone loves Tetris. But what about a single, angry, violent Tetris block with laser guns that came to take its pixelated revenge!?<p><b>Welcome, space</b> …

Gaming

Starting and finishing projects

From drawing board to the storefront<p>If I had to name the two things about every single project ever that people struggle with, it’s getting started, …

Game Development

How to use game mechanics to win in business

what is gamification and how it can help your business<p>What is gamification? It is the use of game mechanics for non-game applications/ businesses in …

Marketing

"Hentai games still need to be games": a conversation with eXp studio

I see very few articles out there on hentai games. Although they represent an important share of the market, they’re still controversially seen as …

Game Development

Don't Be a Fool! Why You Should Treat Your Game Dev Like a Business!

Ever hear the inspirational saying <i>shoot for the moon, if you miss you will land among the stars?</i> Sure! You’ve seen it posted on Facebook by millions …

Game Development

Sunless Skies on Kickstarter

Has Failbetter mastered story-driven gameplay with Sunless Skies?<p>As many of doubtless already know, Failbetter Games has promised me (us) a fantastic …

Gaming

Are mobile games the same as "real games"?

Is Candy Crush comparable to Dark Souls?<p>Are mobile games just as valid as “real games” on console or PC? Are they played by the same people or even …

Game Development

Meet Wartime X: a return to the fundamentals of card battlers

Although big studios are increasingly upping the ante for features in card-based mobile games due to the breakout success of titles like Hearthstone …

Gaming

Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light finally available on all Android devices

Earlier this month I was asked by the guys at indie Watch to do a guest review of an Android game I have been playing. So here we are! You can check …

Google Play

INFINITE SCENE IN A SPACE COMBAT SIMULATOR

I’m a 3d modeller and with my little team, Artistic Minds, I’m working on STAR SHIFT, a space combat simulator for which we have recently started a …

Aloft Studio: Get the right gameplay for those fancy pixels!

If you are on twitter and you like video games, it is not difficult to keep informed of new projects that are taking shape thanks to the passion and …

Game Design

Kickstarter: BeardedBear

Hello gamers and game developers, recently I found this project on the net that caught my attention. It’s actually on a kickstarter and giving a …

Gaming

Can You Become a Pro in Pro Gamer Manager?

How Not to Be a Pro Gamer<p><b>Pro Gamer Manager attempts to simulate the experience of, well, being a pro gamer. Watch streams, hone your skills, ascend</b> …

How to Not Market Your Game

Ahoy hoy! You know, I want to help all you courageous indie game developers with the biggest caveat you often ignore. Marketing! Yes, it’s the word …

Building a hit reaction system in unreal engine

Before getting things started<p>Before getting into developing our hit reaction system we just need to make sure that we have everything ready. All we …

Entertainment

Backward Compatibility in Game Production: A Small Studio View

<b>The Question of Backward Compatibility</b><p>A couple of weeks ago, I was on a gaming network, and I came across an older thread in which someone was asking …

Game Review: Expect the Unexpected

Expect the unexpected is a PC indie RPG, Rogue-like game. Its gameplay is a mix of Shiren with FTL. The combat system is like the one in Shiren. The …

Games in education: 3 developer questions answered

If you’ve never seen this name above an article here on IndieWatch, that’s correct! This article, which was originally posted on my own blog, is my …

How to Inspire the Bejesus Out of Your Team

Now I bet you just read the title of this article thinking “<i>Who in the blue hell chooses the word inspire? Are you trying to sound smarter than you</i> …

Living A Double Life Through Games!?

Do you have a second life within a game? A Respawn so to speak?<p>Hi gaming community, and happy new year!<p>For today’s topic, we wanted to cover …

Here's a commented list of our most popular posts of 2016

Bye bye, 2016! Hello, 2017! Let’s not be so pessimistic. This year was not so bad as some people are saying. At least not on our point of view. This …

An Insight into Environment Production

My name is Felix Voigt and I am currently studying “Animation and Game” in Darmstadt, Germany. I am interested in Game Art since about four years ago …

3D Modeling in Blender: Adorable SANTA from 'Swipe Santa' for the iOS

What would you do if you can control the movements of Santa Claus 🎅 ? If I get the chance I would have all the gifts for myself for sure 😜 . Jokes …

Mistakes I’ve Made as an Indie Director: Confessions of a Jackass

So far I’ve posted three extremely colourful articles on Indie Watch giving advice based on my misadventures in the indie game scene. What? You …