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Pitch Anything to Anyone

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I get a lot of pitches. I run several growing social media accounts, I host and produce GameDev Breakdown, and technically, I’m the editor-in-chief here at CodeWritePlay. Sure, I’m usually only editing for myself, but I assure you I’m a handful. It’s a useful mindset because from men’s health experts to annual film awards, people pitch me on what they have to offer each and every day.

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Some Great Retro Music Tools Died With Flash. Now What?

After a history nearly as long as the internet itself, Adobe finally discontinued support for Flash after December 31, 2020. Now Flash content is actively blocked, and users are strongly encouraged to uninstall their players and plugins.

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Todd’s Talk at GameDev Camp 2020

Over the weekend, Todd presented virtually to students, indies, and other industry folks at GameDev Camp 2020 to present insight gathered through interviews conducted throughout the last year. This episode recaps the event and includes the full audio of the presentation.

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On Motivation

By community request: Thoughts on the topic of motivation, both in everyday life and in indie game development.

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Supporting Your Game

Do you really have time to support your own video game? If you’re an indie game developer, the answer is probably no, but app and game stores expect you to provide this service for your customers. In this episode of GameDev Breakdown, we’ll take a look at some strategies you can leverage to make this part of life a little easier.

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Kitbash3D Wants to Reach Unity and Unreal Devs, Starting With These Free Assets

KitBash3D specializes in high-end art assets suitable for TV, film, and triple-A games; a look at its website names Disney, Marvel, and Fox among its high-profile customers as well as top studios including Ubisoft, EA, and 2K. Today, the company announced steps toward reaching the rest of the game development community, including its “game engine ready” release, promising seamless compatibility with Unity and Unreal Engine.

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Do You Really Need a Website?

Last week’s discussion of community management with our friend Matt Hill spun off some great discussion around other promotional topics. Although it’s not the first time we’ve explored the optimal role of a website in your ongoing creative efforts, some time has passed and a lot has changed.

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Join Us On Discord!

Hey all! If you haven’t heard, we’re winding down our activities on Patreon. To maintain a place to hang out, we’ve set up on Discord! All are welcome, we have channels configured for specialties like streaming, writing, game development, and we’ll no doubt set up many more. Come chit-chat about what you’re up to!

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Creating a Prototype

This time on GameDev Breakdown, as promised, Todd runs through his prototyping process, start to finish.

This episode makes heavy mention of this post. Todd’s game design document template is available at Itch.

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Surviving Remote Work

Game development and its specialties have a ton of potential for remote work, which is awesome, but has a unique set of challenges only you can solve for yourself. Do you have to agree to sit on calls with clients? How do you navigate project changes? How can you avoid conflicts? In this episode of GameDev Breakdown we’ll drill down deep based on real world trial and error.

I’m scheduling with new awesome guests all the time, be ready for more guest reveals very soon!

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