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The Virtual Book Tour Continues

Todd promotes–and in one case, absolutely does not promote–his new book, Inside Video Game Creation, in three more chats with industry podcast hosts at Moonlight Game Devs, What Else Do You Do?, and GamerHeads.

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Buildbox to Claim up to 70% Of User Revenue Soon

“Buildbox is not an engine and we don’t compete with game engines.”

Jonathan Zweig, CEO, Buildbox

Buildbox CEO Jonathan Zweig took to Twitter Tuesday to defend changes to the company’s pricing structure and, apparently, reject Buildbox’s own brand messaging in a series of Tweets that raised many unanswered questions. Here are the changes, Zweig’s comments, and a theory about what might be coming next.

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Inside Video Game Creation Is Out Now!

At long last, Todd’s Q&A interview book is out!

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Game Developers Tell Personal Tales of Triumph and Sacrifice in New Interview Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Louis, Missouri, 4/4/2021Inside Video Game Creation: Development Experts Share Their Stories, a set of Q&A interviews with video game creators ranging from solo hobbyists to triple-A veterans, is available for digital pre-order ahead of its April 6 release on Amazon in eBook and paperback formats.

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Pitch Better Than the Pros

It’s difficult pitching yourself and what you have to offer, but it’s important that you’re able to do it when you need to. In this episode, hear about some of the most common mistakes that even the pros make when pitching, and what you can do to stand apart.

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“Instant Mobile Games” Platform Artie Raises More Questions Than Answers

I received the press release via email on February 17. “Artie Set to Disrupt $80B Mobile Gaming Industry by Eliminating the Need for Apps,” read the subject line. The message included a lengthy list of high-profile backers from gaming, technology, sports, and entertainment, as well as its all-star staff roster including team members from Activision/Blizzard, Disney, Facebook, and others. The launch announcement came at the end of a $10 million seed round.

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Terraria vs. Google and CDPR vs. Hackers

The team behind Terraria cancels its Stadia release over Google’s lazy account bans, CD Projekt Red’s servers are compromised in a targeted cyber attack, and CodeWritePlay goes viral!

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CD Projekt Red Has Been Hacked, But What’s the Point?

CD Projekt Red has revealed its servers were compromised in a targeted cyber attack, but even the hacker seems to acknowledge there isn’t much to accomplish.

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Reminder: Terraria Dev’s Google Story Is Not Unusual at All

Terraria co-creator Andrew Spinks is the latest high-profile victim of Google’s ban-first, answer-questions-never approach to creators on its platform, but the problem goes back over a decade.

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Video Game Patents: Good or Evil?

A new patent granted to Warner Bros. has many asking why patents are issued in the game industry at all. We’ll look at the Nemesis system controversy, the potential value of patents in games, and how to sidestep patent trouble in your own endeavors.