In one of the largest supermarket outlets in the whole of the UK, just down the road from where your humble blogger lives, sits a kitchen. Built in plain sight, this bizarre little pantry feels a somewhat curious companion to the seemingly endless run of aisles selling all the goods you'd expect a supermarket to sell.
Gaming is one of the few truly global industries, filled with passionate fans (like us) who really care about their favorite titles. Which means simply doing localization isn’t enough. You have to nail it.
Indie developers are mostly brilliant when it comes to constructing their game but when release time comes many are often left with the question: “How do I get people to notice my game?” There really is no secret. The ones that find the most success are usually the ones with the best presentation and marketing alongside a solid core gameplay experience. Here are a few tips on how to get your ga...
Eric Chou provides a very detailed, academic analysis of key problems he has encountered as a Producer for Tiberium Secrets, including potential solutions and an interview with SME: Louis Castle, co-founder of Westwood Studios.
Real Time Strategy
Command and conquer
virtual team managment
Command & Conquer
In this article you'll find a systematic cross comparison of the Knowledge, Skills, abilities and others, that make up a games producer. Includes Interview with SME: Mark Skaggs former SVP of games at Zynga
Real time strategy
There are a plethora of reasons why games are successful, but what’s for sure is that players want to feel their favorite games are alive. One key to video game success is to be constantly releasing small updates. This alone might be a compelling reason to develop expandable games.
App Annie has provided useful data that gives insights into the breakdown of revenues between platforms and countries. After reading this article you'll have an idea of the countries you want to localize your game for
Our game “Pavel Piezo - Trip to the Kite Festival” has just been released for the first target platform. I decided to write up this postmortem without knowing sales numbers and without being able to share details about marketing on different platforms as “the story so far”.
hidden object game
Da Boom! was developed over the course of the last half year in my spare time. It is a classical bomb laying game with a retro art style, but with the ability that you can play the game over the network. What went right? What went wrong?
we realized pretty quickly no one knew who we were or cared about our little indie game. Other than my mum, no one was going to buy this thing once we finished it. So we decided to listen to the experts yelling at everyone to share what they are actually doing (Brian Baglow) and come up with some sort of plan to do that.
There is nothing worse than an idea stuck in your head. At first it’s just looming at the back of your mind, then after an incubation period it makes you act. And so having worked in Enterprise software for about 7 years I have firmly decided that I want to try game development and create a game.
This article is aimed at hobbyists/indie developers with limited spare time to dedicate to their projects. It seeks to help them increase their motivation (and finish their projects) all the while improving their working environment setup and productivity.
I believe that a lot of good games could be great ones if some of the following ideas were acted on. Most of these suggestions are either free to implement or require nothing more than an investment of time and energy.