I am a game designer, writer, and researcher.
I'm finishing my PhD in Computer Science; my dissertation topic is on 3DUI dance game interfaces.
My indie game studio Pretty Smart Games (http://www.prettysmartgames.com) makes story-driven mobile and web games.
If you want to contact me, follow my twitter: @Evaliation
One inevitable contribution to mid-development despair is being faced with the similarities between your game and others in the same genre. Here are some things I keep in mind when my shiny new idea starts to feel redundant.
The game engine you choose to use (or build) will ultimately shape the game you make. What should you consider before starting? Here are some things I consider when starting a new game design.