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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> …

Gaming

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 …

Movies

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 …

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 …

Game Development

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 …

Gaming

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 …

Game Design

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 …

Game Design

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 …

Robots

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 …

Franchises

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 …

Game Development

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 …

Tom Clancy

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 …

Digging for Treasure: How Dynamic Audio in Classic Games Can Still Inspire Us

Considering the fact that most professional audio tools are democratized these days, developers everywhere are given new options for complex sound. …

A merciless review of Jeffrey Winn's Roll a Ball

A few weeks ago, Jeffrey Winn’s story made many fans in IndieWatch. It’s not every day that a guy who lives in the streets releases a game on the …

Gaming

Blade of Queen: a Game made both as a fantasy and also as a magnet to new developments

How Blade of Queen is revolutionizing gaming<p>There is a legend in many games, where the hero finds a group of buddies to help defeat a Dark Lord and …

13 Strategies to Avoid Looking Like a Doofus for A Game Dev Interview

Well hello to my fans! Yah you read right! My motherfucking fans! See, just recently I was interviewed on <i>Drinking with Devs</i> with Tony from FreedomCGC …

Marketing evolution from mass to personalized and how gamification is part of the evolution

From mass marketing to personalized<p>According to Wikipedia, the practice of marketing has been known for millennia but the term “marketing” used to …

1000 followers in 100 days

100 days ago I made my game development account on Twitter (@Dev_Smithy). Fast forward to today and I now have 1000 followers. I believe that anyone …

Are You Ready to be a Digital Hero in 'Narita Boy'?

You are Narita Boy, a legendary digital hero in an epic quest through simultaneous dimensions. You are called as their last hope.

Professional dreaming: ideas for funding and running your own game studio

Ever wondered how the magic is done, which means, <b>how a game studio gets organized</b>?<p>Apart from the task of strict game developing (creating the art, …

Brand management for companies, products and games

How to manage brands when you are a company or you have a product or a game to promote<p><b>Living the brand and getting your employees to be brand</b> …

Branding

Enter the Gore-Filled Mystery World of Silhouette by Apeirogon Games

Solve mysteries in this dark and eerie early access game<p>You’re Jim Grayson and you’ve just stumbled upon one of the strangest cases you’ve ever had. …

How A Homeless Man Created His First Mobile Game

Before I became homeless in the fall of 2016, I had been jobless for over three months. That hasn’t happened for over twenty years. I left my last …

Our levels of crazy have been updated with Karma. Incarnation 1

Now this is crazy stuff! <b>Karma. Incarnation 1</b> is a psychedelic point and click adventure game. REALLY psychedelic, I don’t even know how to explain …

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 …