I love RPGs, I love mobile gaming and I love F2P games. Do I love Cardinal Quest 2? Let's take a look at what works and what doesn't in this edition of Improving Freemium Design.
Every two months I'm rounding up some of the best indie game trailers and discussing what I think makes them good or bad, and effective or ineffective in marketing their respective game.
Star Trux is recently release iOS game. Two of the 3 people on the team started in the video game business over 30 years ago. This article asks questions from the team about how they made Star Trux and welcomes the community to ask their own questions.
What makes a male lead character 'hot' to women players, and why would you, as a game designer, want to go there? Includes a mini analysis of some of the male characters in my games.
School of Dragons is an epic 3D MMORPG based on the DreamWorks Animation “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise. This article gives you an inside look into the game’s development process, so read on for more details.
A large backlog is a problem.
A fat backlog will impede innovation and cause a frustration.
Is our ability to generate ideas paradoxically one of the biggest impediments for new ideas?
Rezzed was an amazing event and I met a lot of very nice people. Also, people were mostly surprised we had gone from the other side of the world just to present the game at the event, all the way from El Salvador.
As developers of digital products we have to deal with piracy at some point. Especially if we sell our games through traditional models. Have gamers become so greedy they do not want to spend money on games anymore?
In this post I will explain how you can get shadows in your own custom vertex/fragment shader in Unity3D.
The best laid plans of mice and men come to fruition. Part Four of the subjective post-mortem of Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love.
Developed in Unity, by a single man. Winner of Intel LevelUp and Indiecade finalist.
Find out about the most influential tool a game designer wields: The Power of Encouragement.
Detailed explanation of what it is, how to use it, as well as a look the at potential risks and opportunities involved with using this power.
Actual scientific test of the keyboard and mouse / controller debate.