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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 …

Entertainment Industry

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 …

MMOGs

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 …

Environment

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 …

Blender

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 …

What to expect from the future of texture compression in games?

Thanks to texture compression, you can explore those beautiful huge high-resolution open worlds with the best performance possible within the …

Game Programming

Racial and Sexual Diversity In Video Games: what is your take?

OverWatch character Tracer has been declared Lesbian.<p>First and foremost, welcome to team Brothel Gaming’s blog site within IndieWatch. We look …

Gaming

Nondigital Games. How are they related to their digital counterparts? Indie Dev Strategies. Part III

First of all, I’m using this <i>nondigital games</i> terminology to talk about board, card, figure, and Role Playing games. Some of you must have noticed …

Gaming

How to Figure Out if You’re Working for an Idiot Game Director

So you want to get into the game industry? Well sweetheart getting into the big studios can be a serious bitch of a task. As a result, a lot of …

I've played Facebook's NIDIA and here are my takeaways

Well, that has been something else. <i></i>Facebook has recently launched one of their newest additions to the gaming page. <b>NIDIA</b> is a game that takes PK or …

Mobile Browser Gaming: a change players and developers could draw on

Since Android and IOS stepped into the market and imposed the app-store format in mobile devices, mobile gaming focused entirely on the boom that …

Shuyan Saga: bringing the ancient principles of kung fu to an action graphic novel

Shuyan Saga is an action <b>graphic novel</b> that blends elements of <b>kung fu</b> philosophy in gameplay. As creators, we want to meld the concept of 2D graphic …

Educational Video Games: do they really exist? Indie Dev Strategies - Part II

Most people who grew up in the 1980’s and 1990’s have had probably one or another class with some teacher trying to use an educational game. Chances …

Meet A Little Less Desperation: a successful Kickstarter project

A game about an improbable hero! That’s one of my first impressions about <i>A Little Less Desperation:</i> a successful Kickstarter project for a game I was …

How To Cut A Sexy Awesome Game Trailer

How To Cut A Sexy Awesome Game Trailer<p>Hey interested reader! Do you yearn to learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere? Do you thirst to study its …

7 things every noob indie developer should know

As an indie developer, life is tough. It is better to start well than to make mistakes as an indie.<p>I think these 7 points will help you and give you …

How to build fantasies without living in one: thoughts from an #IndieDev

<i>The Prelude</i><p>Hello there, let me begin this by thanking you for your time to read this! I’m not here to brag nor seek pity. I am here to write about …

Whatta Heck is an Advergame!? Indie Dev Strategies - Part I

It’s pretty easy to find someone who wanna start a career in game development but who doesn’t know how to start. As game developers, we have tons of …

How Can Virtual Reality Games Improve in the Coming Years

Virtual reality games became the biggest thing to hit the gaming market this year. People everywhere flocked to purchase the latest gear in an …

10 aspects of crowdfunding campaigns worth mentioning from a rookie’s point of view

Since this is our first campaign and we have no idea how it will go, we don’t think it’s appropriate to give any special advice. Just let me tell you …

Ten Ways to Stay Positive While Building an Indie Game

Building an indie game is a thrilling adventure full of fame, fortune, and romance which ends with an exciting story you can one day sell for a movie …

Fan Or Pro? How To Localize Your Game Into Other Languages And Actually Win At It

INTRO: UNLOCK NEXT LEVEL<p>When your game’s taking off nicely—a steady rise from obscure realms of the underground to the bright spotlight—and sees more …

Build a 3D Menu using the Widget Interaction Component on Unreal Engine 4.13

Introduction<p>With the release of Unreal Engine 4.13 a new bunch of amazing features became available to us fellows’ developers. Obviously out of all …

Are we watching the rise of new relationship rules between players and game designers?

We know <b>the internet and new video game platforms have changed the relationship between players and game companies</b>. Everything is much <b>closer</b> now. …

How to Finish Your Project Pt. 2

In my last article, I talked a lot about ways to create a clear vision for your project so you could continue to the end and finish it. Since posting …

The future of sound - VR gaming audio

The Typical Gaming Audio Experience<p>Audio has always been a huge part of the user experience of gaming especially with 5.1 surround sound systems …

Wreck your enemies with Salvage Robot

The latest recruit to the line up of highly entertaining multiplayer battle games for iOS mobile devices is Salvage Robot, an amazing new first …