Kent Lefner

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How to get rich transforming your Stardew Valley farm into a winery

Since Stardew Valley launched in February 2016, millions of players have given up the harsh daily grind of the city for the peaceful, idyllic farmer …

PC Gaming

Runaway Train: Making my first game on a train | Polygon

There was just one catch<p>"What about giraffes?"<p>It was the most incredible tutorial on game development I've ever had

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part One

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>There are infinite paintings, but also a more finite sense of …

Study: 9K apps and 397M users show cost-per-install is the worst mobile user acquisition method

Thousand of developers are making millions of apps to reach billions of consumers. Unfortunately, that critical last step of mobile app development, user acquisition, is getting harder, not easier.<p>And it gets even more unfortunate, as most developers are doing it wrong.<p>In a 230-developer study that …

10 Reasons Why Adults Who Play Video Games Are Happier

Recent studies have shown that adults who play video games have higher levels of happiness, and in some cases relaxation, as a result of their gaming.<p>…

Happiness

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Elusive Easter Egg Found

When a game with a huge world releases, many fans like to try to hunt for all the hidden secrets that those worlds often hold. Often, the devs add …

Comparing next-gen games: screenshots from the Xbox One, PS4, and more

For our feature comparing next gen games, we spent a lot of time testing — playing through graphically-challenging scenes, collecting screenshots and video clips, carefully examining graphics and shaders, watching for framerate drops, and having precious little fun. Here, you can find a complete …