Ryan Sumo's Blog
I am a freelance artist making games in the Philippines. I'm currently working on a political strategy/saitre game called Party Animals. You can learn more at http://heypartyanimals.com/
I offer practical advice for anyone hoping to attend Bitsummit or similar events in the future.
I talk about the origins of the new game I'm working on, and how awesome Bitsummit is for developers in our region.
In which I worry about my worth as an artist.
I discuss the specific set of circumstances that led to my moderate success as a freelance artist, and wonder if I would have managed it in today's market.
The weak dollar is making life as a dollar-earning contractor in the Philippines a little more difficult for me, and I talk about how it affects my own expenses and possibly the larger Philippine Game Development industry.
I revisit Sim City 4 a week before the launch of the sequel, and talk about some of the weaknesses in it's simulation of city systems like zoning and mass transit.
Ryan Sumo's Comments
[Blog - 03/05/2014 - 09:18]
Weird, my reply didn 't ...
Weird, my reply didn 't show up. Anyhoo thanks for reaching out and super happy that your fellow indies chipped in too, what wonderful people I 'm also glad that despite the loss of property your wife 's family is safe.
[Blog - 01/15/2014 - 11:38]
That 's basically why I ...
That 's basically why I wrote the post. : r n r nSecond guessing sucks, but managed second guessing is how we improve
[Blog - 01/14/2014 - 08:04]
Oregon Trail taught me a ...
Oregon Trail taught me a variety of weird stuff, like options for crossing a river. Fording and Caulking were alien words to me, and so it enriched my vocabulary. r n r nI agree that playing the game alone probably would not have really taught me anything except some weird ...
[Blog - 11/09/2013 - 12:43]
Hey Josh, admittedly that was ...
Hey Josh, admittedly that was the weakest part of the blog. I was feeling conflicted about it myself. But generally speaking the mobile market has matured and a lot of big companies have taken over, with in-house artists. This means fewer indies specifically in the mobile market that a low ...
[Blog - 11/05/2013 - 03:21]
[Blog - 03/20/2013 - 05:43]