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Andrew Pellerano's Blog


I design and program cross platform free to play games.  Currently working on Puzzle Fuzz.


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Posted by Andrew Pellerano on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:56:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Steam's new refund feature raises some questions about the future of the platform and how developers interact with it.

Posted by Andrew Pellerano on Wed, 20 May 2015 02:13:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Bloodstained's Kickstarter is more about marketing than funding. Are the advantages of Kickstarter too much for publishers to ignore and will this become the new way games are greenlit?

Posted by Andrew Pellerano on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:51:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Game options can be dangerous when they provide too much control to your player base. It gives them the tools they need to subvert your design intentions.

Posted by Andrew Pellerano on Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Why is game cloning on the rise? Commodity game designs continue to be released as stand-alone games without the proper clone protection. In this article we'll talk about what it means to be a commodity game design and what to do if you've made one.

Posted by Andrew Pellerano on Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:35:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online
First we'll dispel the most common League of Legends misconception and then go into detail on all the things they're doing right. If you want to know how to properly use LoL's monetization model, keep reading.

Andrew Pellerano's Comments

Comment In: [News - 08/28/2015 - 02:34]

The author conveniently or irresponsibly ...

The author conveniently or irresponsibly leaves out how the original report also shows that mobile revenues are at an all time high. This article is well crafted, intentionally or not, to tell Gama readers what they want to hear - that mobile is in decline. r n r nIf what ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/28/2015 - 01:18]

If you use hobby not ...

If you use hobby not to refer to all games but instead to refer to one specific game, it has a lot of value. If someone says their hobby is World of Warcraft, or their hobby is Destiny, or their hobby is Candy Crush Saga, it 's easy to see ...

Comment In: [News - 08/13/2015 - 04:02]

I was excited for the ...

I was excited for the Ouya because they wanted to create a console platform specifically for small and mid sized developers, something the industry needs as a permanent fixture. Sony and MS 's new consoles may have outbid Ouya for that talent but in another year or two when the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/06/2015 - 12:43]

The righteous condemnation of certain ...

The righteous condemnation of certain types of games is more harmful to our industry than the boogeyman examples in this article. r n r nThere are many different reasons why people play games. Most relevant to this article is that some people play games to relax and the games in ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/20/2015 - 02:30]

There are plenty of single-player ...

There are plenty of single-player games that are turtle-friendly. Grinding some extra levels before a new JRPG dungeon, Focusing on economy in a 4x, or crouch-walking through entire FPS levels are all examples of turtle-friendly play styles that go uncriticized. r n r nThere are two things that lead to ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/30/2015 - 01:20]

Total costs are hidden in ...

Total costs are hidden in many hobbies and there 's nothing wrong with that. When games are run as services, they are more similar to hobbies than discrete experiences. r n r nI have no idea how much money I spent playing Dance Dance Revolution as a kid. I drove ...