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.
Our 5 Unanswered Questions for Buildbox
Game dev folks across social media expressed surprise this week as Buildbox announced an upcoming overhaul of its pricing tiers, including a new tier that will leave creators with just 30% of their game revenue. CodeWritePlay covered both the announcement and comments from Buildbox CEO, Jonathan Zweig, that seemed to raise even more questions.
Since that time, Zweig reached out to CodeWritePlay offering direct contact information as well as a discussion about the company’s strategy moving forward. This post is an open record of questions forwarded and received on Wednesday evening, unanswered as of Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Opinion: Ori Director’s Potshots Are a Bad Look
A locked ResetEra post by Thomas Mahler is making the rounds because of its scathing industry commentary, and it’s not the first time he’s praised his own work by swinging at his peers.
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.
BBC Micro Bot Invites You to Learn BASIC Like It’s 1985
If you ever think about what it was like to code in the 8-bit glory days but shudder at the era’s inconveniences, Dominic Pajak created a Twitter bot you need to know about.
AR/VR Audio Lead Describes Facebook’s Approach to Productizing Research
If you’re curious about Facebook’s approach to turning research into products and shipping new technology to billions of users, AR/VR audio lead, Varun Nair, gave a presentation today that may interest you.
#ScreenshotSaturday Fun: LowRez vibes and close-up archers
It’s that time again! Designers and developers around the globe are putting out their fine photos and GIFs for our enjoyment. Jam projects are nearing completion, demos are up for download, and someone is finally working on more sweet, sweet pro wrestling action. Let’s dig in.