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CEO at tinyBuild -- an indie game development and publishing company, known for No Time To Explain and SpeedRunners

We started out as two guys working from our bedrooms with the dream of making video games. Read the story of how that morphed into an indie game development & publishing company with offices in the Netherlands and Seattle. 

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Posted by Alex Nichiporchik on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:19:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
12 hour work days. Severely underpaid. Constant late-night calls because timezones. Waking up in the middle of the night to check notifications for disasters during big promotions. Crunching weeks on-end with no weekends. Forget about holidays.

Posted by Alex Nichiporchik on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
We're standing in an elevator. I'm a publisher/youtuber/platform. What's your pitch? You have 4 seconds.

Posted by Alex Nichiporchik on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:47:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
Your game's been selected to showcase at a big livestream at a show. Congratulations! This is your moment of glory. Now what?

Posted by Alex Nichiporchik on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:50:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
A cheat-sheep for surviving and being successful at a show like Gamescom while showing your game

Posted by Alex Nichiporchik on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:08:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
Last 4 years have been a rollercoaster, and it's finally time to talk about why we disappointed our fans three times in a row.

Posted by Alex Nichiporchik on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:03:00 EDT in Console/PC, Indie
Aside from accidentally stumbling into a Korean brothel, we learned some valuable things about E3 last week

Alex Nichiporchik's Comments

Comment In: [News - 11/16/2015 - 11:25]

I 'm still amazed at ...

I 'm still amazed at the small Cabal design philosophy. You would think normal companies that throw hundreds of people at projects with specialization and org structures would learn from a timeless classic like HL2.

Comment In: [Blog - 11/06/2015 - 01:19]

This is a good alternative. ...

This is a good alternative. Did you start development during your studies, or flat out used the loans to finance your studio

Comment In: [Blog - 09/15/2015 - 03:10]

Divide By Sheep is done ...

Divide By Sheep is done in Flash and it did fairly well for us. r n r nObsolete technology though in general. Such a shame, because I worked in flash games before founding tinyBuild. r n r nWhat I 'm super happy about though is seeing all these flash devs ...

Comment In: [News - 08/21/2015 - 06:55]

No it doesn 't r ...

No it doesn 't r n r nLook at Uber or any other Valley-based start-up that 's growing aggressively

Comment In: [News - 08/18/2015 - 04:02]

Haven 't tried the Oculus ...

Haven 't tried the Oculus controllers -- did try the HTC VIVE ones. They have a sensor which looks like the one on Steam Controllers for your thumb, and it felt phenomenal to use virtual reality photoshop in the demo. r n r nI would pull up an interface on ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/14/2015 - 01:58]

Activision is losing millions by ...

Activision is losing millions by publishing Call of Duty on Steam r n r n King is losing millions by publishing Candy Crush on Facebook r n r nLet 's build our own platform to compete YEAH Go Origin r n r nThis article is stupid.