Category: Game Development

So You’ve Asked Someone to Work on Your Game for Free

So You’ve Asked Someone to Work on Your Game for Exposure/Profit Sharing also links here. Hi, aspiring designer! If you’ve been sent to this page, there’s a good chance you asked someone–or maybe many people–to work on your game for free. “What’s wrong with that?” you may be asking yourself. “Why is everyone so angry?”…




The Good in Gaming – 2019 Edition

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Things I Learned by Running a Game Jam

This post is a recap of my experiences running this year’s Itch.io Jam for Kids, including a few things you may want to keep in mind if you’re ever in charge of a jam yourself. On or around June 18th, my four-year-old asked me to make him a video game about trains. This was actually…




GameDev Gains: BitBucket + Trello = <3

We’re in the last four days of our Itch.io Jam for Kids! I’m working hard on the train game for my son that started it all, and since I just unlocked our Patreon post on planning and prototyping a new game project, I wanted to provide more information about one of my productivity recommendations. As…




Planning and Prototyping a New Game

This post is based on a suggestion from our Patreon Writers’ Room by patron Charlie Cox. In this post I aim to run readers through the process of planning out and beginning work on a game intended for commercial release. I aim to keep “fluff” to a minimum here, but I will provide context where…




The Games That Drove Me to Make My Own

This post is based on a suggestion from our Patreon Writers’ Room by patron Charlie Cox. After the thousands of hours (and usually dollars) we’ve all invested in our game development pursuits, it helps to take opportunities to look back and reflect on (or resent) what we experienced much earlier in life that convinced us…




Rob Hewson of Huey Games

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/623869608-user-782123614-rob-hewson-of-huey-games.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More Thanks to some gracious networking help from Patreon supporter Mark Feller and Indie Gamer Chick, this time we’re hearing from LEGO games veteran and current Huey Games CEO/Creative Director…




Draw Distance Producer Kamil Krupiński

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/620207448-user-782123614-draw-distance-producer-kamil-krupinski.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More This show was a couple of firsts for the podcast: I think it was probably the first time we’ve had on an industry producer who wasn’t also responsible for…




The Many Issues With Senator Josh Hawley’s Call for New Video Game Legislation

Todd Mitchell is an independent journalist, game developer, studio founder, and coincidentally, an independent voter in Hawley’s state of Missouri. When Hawaii Representative Chris Lee (D) set out to have loot boxes regulated like gambling in his state, we didn’t need much time to point out a few seemingly disingenuous aspects to his aggressive stance…




Composer Stephen Tanksley

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