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Simon Carless's Expert Blogs

Posted by Simon Carless on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
Interpreting some real-world data posted on Twitter by David Leon, the lead creator of shadow-based stealth action game Aragami, to find out some interesting facts about Steam Daily Deals & DLC attach rates.


This week's highlights include a look at fallout from Blizzard's 'Hong Kong censorship' controversy, new titles including Concrete Genie, Neo Cab, and John Wick Hex, plus a great look at the reality of indie game sales and lots more.


Posted by Simon Carless on Mon, 30 Sep 2019 05:18:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
My recent piece on discoverability for Nintendo Switch got some decent feedback from a few active Switch developers - here's an update with some new data points and info.


This week's highlights include several pieces about Untitled Goose Game, of course, but also articles or videos on Noita, Later Alligator, What The Golf, The Last Of Us 2, an unreleased MC Hammer game (!), & a plethora of others.


Posted by Simon Carless on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 02:33:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
In the world of near-infinite games, does a ‘video game publisher’ actually make your game sell better? Here's some key points to think about when you decide if you want a publisher or... not.


This week's highlights include the gorgeous Sayonara Wild Hearts & the launch of the Switch Lite, as well as a doc on the making of Them's Fighting Herds, Borderlands 3, and lots, lots more.


How do you get noticed on the Nintendo Switch as a game dev? Here's an in-depth look at the Switch eShop and the general release trends for the increasingly crowded Switch game market.


This week's highlights include some views on Apple Arcade, looks at the latest games, including the very gothic Blasphemous, the odd new Switch fitness title Ring Fit Adventure, and lots more besides.


This roundup around game discoverability includes looks at Steam users and how they look at your game, mobile discoverability and Steam wishlists to sales.


Posted by Simon Carless on Sat, 07 Sep 2019 03:52:00 EDT in
This week's highlights include why you might be underpricing your video game, a look at the debuts of Gears Of War 5 and Wilmot's Warehouse, how Steam users see your game, and lots and lots more goodness


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