Cash and Clash Royale

A Clasher’s poor attitude provides food for thought, leading to an in-depth exploration of Clash Royale‘s business model. Learn what players are spending, what Supercell is earning, and why it eventually may not be enough. This is the GameDev Breakdown podcast!…




An Afternoon with Obsidian Entertainment

A road show from Irvine California! I traveled to the sacred ground that gave us Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the awesome new Pillars of Eternity series. Hear about my tour, lunch with the team, and also how my USB microphone scared the TSA and got me briefly detained….




Crime Doesn’t Play

A player with a criminal history makes waves in the competitive fighting game community and a major game journalism site serves up a full week of focus on the prison system with a heaping side of politics….




Booyah Grandma

Oh snap, the site has a podcast now! GameDev Breakdown shares the same focus as the site: all things game industry and game development….




The Legend of Extreme Paintbrawl’s Mysterious Soundtrack

I was talking shop with a close friend recently about OST composition (he’s an extraordinary musician, producer, and almost certainly one of my studio’s future composers) when he brought up a desire to compose a game soundtrack he would really enjoy listening to, even when he’s not playing the game. It’s a noble goal, and…




Next-Gen Nerds: Episode 2 – Unofficial Show Notes

After a brief trial period and confirmation that I won’t be too easily fired, I’m happy to share my new podcast, Next-Gen Nerds! This show is the product of me and two close friends having kids, being nerds, and spending an hour a week together, under the tutelage of our friends at Lineup Media. The early feedback has…




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…




My Indie Educational Game Is Out!

If it isn’t obvious from the gap between this post and the last one, many things are happening! Letter Taps Is Out Now! My indie educational game, Letter Taps is available in the Google Play and iOS App Store now! This is the product of my last six months and I can’t tell you how good it…




A Weekend at the St. Louis PixelPop Festival

I first heard about the PixelPop Festival last year. It was of particular interest to me as I was making killer progress on The Path of Dissent (sadly unfinished for now) and I was thinking seriously about trying to demo it at the event. It was about that time that I had to accept that my recent…




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…