Category: Code

#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Think Like an Entrepreneur Part 2

In this episode, we finish re-imagining the indie dev cycle from the perspective of developing a new product in the business world. We also take a look at our inbox, and at a listener’s request, tackle one of the greatest game dev debates of our time: Unity vs. Unreal Engine….




Passion Projects

Todd went on vacation and kinda got stabbed upon returning home, a listener shares some less-than-constructive criticism, and we go in depth on smart planning during game design as well as the dangers of getting too weird with it….




Bit Shifter Developer Paul Dana

We caught up with Paul Dana of Plastic Games to talk history, philosophy, technology, and of course, to find out the status of his longtime indie labor of love, Bit Shifter. …




Behold the Presale Crunchpocalypse

In this mid-week edition of the GameDev Breakdown podcast, we examine a chaotic update to the SNES Classic Edition story, Xbox One X goes live with pre-orders of its own, and a AAA game industry veteran promotes his new book and praises crunch time in the game industry….




Letter Taps – The Official Postmortem

A version of this article was also submitted to the go-to game industry shop talk site, Gamasutra. If you’re not familiar with the tradition of postmortem write-ups in the game industry, it’s not a negative term. It’s the practice of writing about the design, development, and the launch of a game, including reflection on what…




Better Gaming Videos Through Coding

You may have noticed I work casually on semi-regular gaming videos with friends that I post around here and at the OHC subdomain. How do I have time for that? I definitely don’t. Gaming is an important hobby, it’s led me directly to anything I’ve been successful at, and I take it seriously. Still, I…




How I Brought Adam Carolla’s “Dude Maintain” App to Life in About Six Hours

Update: Huge thanks to Adam for sharing this post on Twitter! Those of you who know me personally know I’ve been a big fan of Adam Carolla (and his broadcast buddy Dr. Drew) since the early Loveline days when I’d tune in on the hour drive back from tech school or work every night. So when my…




itch.io announces refinery, an early access alternative for indies

itch.io has launched Refinery, a toolset it promises will allow indie studios to conduct early game releases with the flexibility to set their own terms. If this sounds like a shot at Steam Early Access, that probably isn’t a coincidence. “Early access ‘programs’ have long been an issue for developers looking to get feedback and…




Inside Indie Dev: Philip Devine, Falling Stars

Philip Devine (@ArkisVir) Founder, Riveted Games Project: Falling Stars: War of Empires After discovering game development in college, Philip Devine wanted to give other content creators a head start on the unique career opportunities available in gaming. He set out to create a club for programmers, musicians, and artists, that grew to about 25 members in…




Inside Indie Dev: Iber Parodi Siri, Mission Massive Migration

Iber Parodi Siri (@rmbsevl) Founder, Rombosaur Studios Project: Mission Massive Migration Mission Massive Migration is a 2D retro action game created by Iber Parodi Siri under the banner of Rombosaur Studios. It was released to a quietly positive reception on the Google Play store in early January. Though the game is still listed in the 500 – 1,000 Installs…