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Damian Connolly's Blog


Damian is the Lead Developer for Paris-based Qozmo, the company behind the Facebook game Krisgard.

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Posted by Damian Connolly on Sun, 10 Mar 2013 04:03:00 EDT in Design
Following the EA/SimCity stories, an idea for a game publishing sim. In their position, what would you do differently?

Posted by Damian Connolly on Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:37:00 EST in Social/Online
A detailed post-mortem for a failed Facebook game.

Posted by Damian Connolly on Sun, 21 Nov 2010 06:22:00 EST in Design
Minecraft is the latest indie darling to break into the mainstream media, but what makes it so addictive, to the extent that it's been nicknamed Minecrack? What sort of design lessons can we learn from this still-in-alpha game?

Posted by Damian Connolly on Sat, 23 Oct 2010 06:12:00 EDT in Design
Game Dev Story is a quite excellent game making simulation for the iPhone. It would also make a great Facebook game. This blog post is syndicated from

Damian Connolly's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/23/2013 - 01:06]

The next big piece of ...

The next big piece of news is that HL3 will be linux-only :P

Comment In: [News - 08/07/2013 - 06:31]

annoying confirm dialog for keyboard ...

annoying confirm dialog for keyboard use when entering Flash full-screen . This is a security feature in Flash, hardly evil game design

Comment In: [News - 04/24/2013 - 05:42]

When you say today 's ...

When you say today 's technology, what are you comparing it to Performance wise, I guess it all depends on what you 're trying to do with it - it 's always possible to write bad code : r n r nThis is a benchmark for Box2D which came out ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/17/2013 - 10:23]

Therefore, it looks like Timegate ...

Therefore, it looks like Timegate spent approximately 1.6 million in attorneys fees in exchange for saving 2.5 million in costs and paying out 750,000 in bonuses during development resulting in a net economic benefit of about 1.65 million. Not bad. r n r n Timegate had to pay out 7.3m ...

Comment In: [News - 03/12/2013 - 05:02]

So basically an investor says ...

So basically an investor says that Zynga might be a good target for Yahoo, essentially just pulling it out of the air, and their stock jumps 10 If I were them, I 'd be paying investors to say this all day

Comment In: [Blog - 03/10/2013 - 04:03]

I 'm pretty sure Kairosoft ...

I 'm pretty sure Kairosoft would be able to make a game like this based on the system they already have in place. Perhaps they could combine the two - make games in Game Dev Story and publish them in Game Pub Story :