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James Coote's Blog

 

Founder and game developer at Crystalline Green Ltd.

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Posted by James Coote on Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Experiments and experiences of using eye tracking technology from the recent Rolling Eye game jam


Posted by James Coote on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:22:00 EDT in Design, Serious, Indie
Exploring social awkwardness through games


Posted by James Coote on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:00:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Nintendo plan to create a new "Quality of Life" platform. But what sort of things can a games company like Nintendo bring to the world of fitness and healthcare, and why should we, as an industry, care?


Posted by James Coote on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:05:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
My impressions of the id@london event for Xbox One indie developers


Posted by James Coote on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:26:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
As next gen consoles vie for supremacy, the debate over which is "most indie friendly" has become corrosive and unhealthy. They all have their pros and cons


Posted by James Coote on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 06:08:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
Sony court indies and set out self publishing "the playstation way" at their Developer Open Day in London



James Coote's Comments

Comment In: [News - 10/21/2014 - 12:41]

I 've been using stuff ...

I 've been using stuff like indiecade and IGF as deadlines. Or events latest being gamecity festival , where it 's a case of having a stable build ordinary unforgiving non gamedev people can play.

Comment In: [News - 10/13/2014 - 03:10]

Not sure the idea of ...

Not sure the idea of a cooperative works. You end up with indies judging other indies on the relative worth of their games, when deciding how much marketing support to give them, which to show at an event, which you tweet about more, which you spend on making a trailer ...

Comment In: [News - 10/07/2014 - 09:57]

Actually getting your hands on ...

Actually getting your hands on the gamepad and experimenting with it is key. I found it took me a few sessions of sitting down and messing with the thing before the ideas started flowing. r n r nBefore, I was thinking in terms of abstract, high level ideas around two ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/22/2014 - 01:44]

@John The education system in ...

@John The education system in the narrow sense of schools and other academic institutions is just one part of it. There will be other influences such as portrayal of women and girls in TV shows or films or advertisements. Even if you 're not exposed to that stuff, the influence ...

Comment In: [News - 09/23/2014 - 11:29]

The name curator is perhaps ...

The name curator is perhaps misleading. It 's best to think of them as buildings facing onto a busy street. One could be a museum, the next an art gallery, the next a shop, depending on what sign people choose to hang over the door, what they choose to put ...

Comment In: [News - 09/17/2014 - 08:28]

Cool, though already got my ...

Cool, though already got my free copy from the Nintendo Wii U dev program. Now, just need to find the cash for a PS4 devkit and am ready to rock