Byron AtkinsonJones's Blog
Byron Atkinson-Jones is a coder and Director of Xiotex Studios Ltd an indie game company. He has been developing games for over 13 years and coding for over 28 years, having cut his teeth on writing demos for the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Byron is a generalist and has a burning passion to try all aspects of game development and as such has been both a coder and producer. His hobbies are small game development, art and composing music. You can follow Byron on twitter via @Xiotex and of course the website www.xiotexstudios.com.
My first ever trip to GDC ended with me making a game about a subject I never imagined I would every consider let alone make a game out of - homelessness. The birth of "So hungry"
Are you going to GDC 2013? Are you going to be sitting on a flight patiently waiting for it to get to SF? If so, if you have the guts - join us in Plane Jam and make a game during your flight.
What nobody tells you about doing a Kickstarter campaign is that watching the progress of it is like a drug.
Should I spend money going to GDC this year or spend that money finishing my latest game?
There's a lot that Indie developers can do to help each other out with selling games. To do that though we have to break through this illusionary barrier that we are in competition with each other.
Who really controls the App Store? An opinion piece about the recent changes to the iOS developer terms and conditions that could possibly have a large impact on the way that indie developers thrive on the App Store.
Byron AtkinsonJones's Comments
[News - 07/18/2013 - 10:33]
This just seems daft, as ...
This just seems daft, as a developer I 'd much rather be funded to be exclusive rather than try to go down some strange match-funded but not really convoluted route.
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Nice article. r n r ...
Nice article. r n r nHere 's an interesting question: What constitutes manipulation of charts In the past this used to bogus companies offering to boost App Store ratings, leaving reviews etc.. but promoting Apps by featuring it in your own App, be that through a 'Free App A Day ...
[News - 06/10/2011 - 05:20]
My wife watching the press ...
My wife watching the press conference and commented that she thought they would be releasing a new console instead of just a new controller, so yeah, you kind of let the ball drop there Nintendo.
[News - 05/23/2011 - 04:23]
I must admit I prefer ...
I must admit I prefer small teams and when it comes to choosing where to work next my preference does sway it that way. Having said that I have worked in some pretty massive teams in terms of being on of the team and leading them. As for guessing, yeah, ...