It's fashionable these days for authors of video games to keep the source code to these games a secret, but this is entirely unnecessary for commercialism and detrimental to players. Learn why here.
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Find out the most common pitfalls of beginning developers, and how successful game developers overcame them
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There are so many of those ‘How to market your indie game’ articles written by more or less successful developers that I decided to write about this from a different angle… from my angle… from an angle of failure.I have a long record of failing at marketing and PR and you can easily check that by looking at my name/nick and not recognizing it. Thus you can trust me on what I’m going to say.
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Steve shares some thoughts on creating a written plan for your new business after he spent time and research working on his own
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Believe it or not, all three major categories of intellectual property can and do affect your game project, even if you haven't given them a great deal of consideration or filed any paperwork yet. Despite the (often correct) protests of many programmers, software can be patented. Software is copyrighted the moment it hits your computer's RAM or hard drive, and if you have a title for...
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Advertising has always been a rough market. Not only is it extremely competitive, expensive, and risky, but it also changes as fast as any market. Get some advice on making it work for you.
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Open source has become a big buzzword, with many people not really understanding what it really is. Learn more about open source and its use within game development
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This is Part One of a series of posts about 4gency’s first year in operation, including data on monetization, app marketing campaigns, and user acquisition
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A veteran industry producer tells you what you need to do to get your pitch noticed by publishers
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I’ve had the opportunity of observing a fair few video game Kickstarter campaigns over the past few weeks from a close proximity. Some succeeded, others didn’t. Being in touch with many of the campaign starters has given me a bit of insight into why some Kickstarters fail and others succeed. It’s too often that you see a really great concept fail to build any kind of steam in their funding.
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Do I need to disclose that I work for a game company when I'm talking about their games on my blog? Can my company tell me not to tweet about controversial work-related things that upset me? Can they prohibit me from becoming Facebook friends with my coworkers? Is my company's social media handbook policy even legal? Read on to find out!
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Get an overview of the process and pitfalls of localizing a game for several countries during or after development
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