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Armin Ibrisagic's Blog


My name is Armin Ibrisagic, I work as a PR Manager and Game Designer at Coffee Stain Studios. I get paid to make, think about, and talk about video games. 


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A n in-depth post mortem about what went right and what went wrong during the development of Goat Simulator, from a production and design perspective.

Posted by Armin Ibrisagic on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:40:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Coffee Stain Studios' Armin Ibrisagic talks about their efforts taken during Sanctum 1 and Sanctum 2 to design diverse playable characters that differ from the industry norms.

Posted by Armin Ibrisagic on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Indie
Things we learned about DLC from our previous games in the Sanctum series, and why we decided to go with completely free updates for Goat Simulator.

Initially, Goat Simulator was a way for us to play around in UE3, try something new and train our new programmers in the engine .Luckily, both getting a working prototype up, and finishing the game went extremely fast due to the tools we used.

Posted by Armin Ibrisagic on Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:37:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
A description of how Goat Simulator unexpectedly became our next big IP, and a story of exactly what went down at our studio, and the design descisions we took after the alpha.

Posted by Armin Ibrisagic on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:52:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Indie developers are great at making games. However, many new companies are still lacking on the PR & Marketing side. Here are some basic guidelines and tips on how to spread awareness about your indie game without spending all your money or time on it.

Armin Ibrisagic's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/03/2015 - 02:15]

Heartbreaking to read, but extremely ...

Heartbreaking to read, but extremely important. Thanks for writing this

Comment In: [Blog - 05/14/2014 - 11:09]

Amazing article. Hit me right ...

Amazing article. Hit me right in the feels. I think this is something game designers have always felt but you put it very eloquently in words. More articles please

Comment In: [Blog - 04/09/2014 - 08:49]

Yeah, we 've shown our ...

Yeah, we 've shown our Sanctum 1 2 sales figures on lectures and such, and right now we 're planning a post mortem on it for Gamasutra.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/27/2014 - 11:27]

Thanks for the feedback r ...

Thanks for the feedback r n r nActually, we 're not worried about people being inspired by Goat Simulator and making similar stupid games I 'd love to see more dumb games in the game industry r n r nAs goes for Bear Simulator, I don 't know why people ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/04/2014 - 09:37]

Oh, it would be crazy ...

Oh, it would be crazy to never do anything more with the Sanctum series. We 'll definitely finish the series in one way or another, but right now we don 't want to oversaturate our fans with yearly iterations or anything like that.