Category: Business

Inside #IndieDev – Brutal Grounds by AGOG Entertainment

When event organizers postponed GDC 2020 in San Francisco from March to (apparently) an August 4-6 makeup event, development teams all over the world suddenly found themselves scrambling to make up for missed professional networking time, lost opportunities with potential players, and in many circumstances, unrecoverable travel investments. As E3 and other events follow suit…




YouTuber CAMELOT331 Says These Are GameStop’s Internal Answers About the COVID-19 Pandemic

By now you’ve heard GameStop attempted to stay open nationwide throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, going as far as to provide store leaders with a memo to provide police if they attempt to enforce lockdowns ordered in many areas. While Ars Technica reports California stores are closing to comply with a state-wide “shelter in place” order,…




All About PR Interviews

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/772056175-user-782123614-all-about-pr-interviews.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More Since I started podcasting somewhere around 2013, I’ve spoken with a lot of people who passed on appearances simply because they didn’t think they could do a good appearance….




Rock, Paper, FIFA

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/770355940-user-782123614-rock-paper-fifa.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More A pro FIFA player loses a qualifier over a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. EA’s response is…surprising…we discuss the takeaways for anyone developing a potential eSports game.




GDC You Later

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/768835099-user-782123614-gdc-you-later.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More GDC 2020 is postponed as COVID-19 becomes a real concern in the US. Several organizations have stepped up to support indies impacted by the change. Here’s the scoop on…




David Jagneaux of UploadVR

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/741578539-user-782123614-david-jagneaux-of-uploadvr.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More I met David via Twitter while freelancing for Zam.com (now Fanbyte). Beyond writing the definitive unofficial book on Roblox, David has picked up bylines at Forbes Games, IGN, Vice,…




Are NDAs Ever Really Enforced?

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/725557888-user-782123614-are-ndas-ever-really-enforced.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More We all hear about the importance of non-disclosure agreements, particularly in the game industry. Should we take them seriously? Is anyone ever truly held accountable for breaking one? We…




Treat Your Business Like a Business

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/714456439-user-782123614-treat-your-business-like-a-business.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More Are “small content creator” support communities really something we should want? In this episode of GameDev Breakdown I take a look at the latest in a trend of proposals…




Indie Developers Are Screwed

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The Increasingly Complex World of Cheating in Video Games

This article was originally published at the now-defunct Zam. Cheating is as old as gaming, but it still presents brand new problems. Gone are the days of simple cheat codes in secluded sessions between player and machine. In their place, a booming new business thrives. Companies battle in court for the right to offer cheat…