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Simon Carless's Expert Blogs

From a new Konami indie publishing initiative (Skelattack) to the release of Riot's much-hyped Valorant, plenty to talk about this week.


Posted by Simon Carless on Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Over the last couple of weeks, a few devs have been going public with various intriguing detailed Steam wishlist conversion stats. How do you lineup?


Posted by Simon Carless on Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:35:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
It’s getting pretty crowded out there on Switch, release-wise. So what information can we find about what’s selling well? Here's a look at a useful chart.


Particularly this week, with all that’s going on, it feels weird to be putting out a newsletter about video games. But here's one anyway, covering the top games/links of the week.


Brandon Sheffield of Necrosoft Games & the Insert Credit podcast contributes some great, often retro & Japanese-focused picks for his favorite game culture links of all time.


Posted by Simon Carless on Wed, 27 May 2020 02:54:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Well, COVID-19 & the cancellation of E3 2020 has left a big hole in the summer game announcement schedule. To be replaced by... indie game showcases!


The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!


Posted by Simon Carless on Fri, 22 May 2020 07:20:00 EDT in
Some notes on how people find your game on Nintendo Switch (& some humble suggestions to improve things further)


Posted by Simon Carless on Tue, 19 May 2020 01:18:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
Why having a Switch demo may have hidden advantages, even more great trending information from SteamDB, and a host of other useful info for those looking to get their game seen.


Posted by Simon Carless on Sat, 16 May 2020 03:36:00 EDT in
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts rounds up the notable games released this week, plus delves into the history of Id Software, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & more.


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