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Yorkshire Games Developer and Educator in Stencyl. Taught Skynet to Code. Developer of Narcissus, Morse, Spaceragers, CHIGUN and piles more. MakeyMakey Wizard.


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Hey Folks! This article will be putting forward the case for more localisation in games, but also how to do it on a budget. Hope you enjoy!

Posted by Alex Johansson on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:25:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Programming, Art, Indie
With the end of the academic year here and students worldwide finishing their courses, I wanted to offer some suggestions from my own experience of life during/after University as a games developer.

Posted by Alex Johansson on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 02:23:00 EST in Design, Programming, Production, Art, Indie, Social/Online
Amidst browsers pulling the life support out, I talk about why from the late 90's till now, building Flash games is still common, why that's good and what we could lose when it flatlines.

Posted by Alex Johansson on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:18:00 EDT in Design, Art, Indie
As I reach my 10th year of carrying around a sketchbook, I pass my experience of doodling designs and drawings for a decade onto you.

Posted by Alex Johansson on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 03:52:00 EDT in Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie
Hey Folks! Here's an article about the wonders of custom controllers and how they're going to literally change the way we interact with games on so many levels.

Hey Folks! In a New Year Special, I talk about my experience of building the Narcissus arcade unit followed by a chat with digital installation wizard, Jonatan Van Hove (JOON). Enjoy!

Alex Johansson's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/27/2014 - 09:11]

Brilliant write up Dan. The ...

Brilliant write up Dan. The number of times I see developers writing pages and pages of debates on Facebook If they took even half of the effort pumped of comment wars into writing an article, they 'd better themselves r n r nI 'll be keeping an eye out for ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/13/2014 - 02:11]

No way If you 're ...

No way If you 're interested, we 're having a gamejam this saturday if you 'd care to join

Comment In: [Blog - 06/28/2014 - 07:27]

Hey Larry, the main places ...

Hey Larry, the main places that I discover games from are the following: r n1. IndieDevPromo on Facebook: Whilst it takes a little longer to filter through many clones , the games on here are updated often and it usually gives you a direct line with the developer. r n2. ...