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MaurÝcio Gomes's Blog


I am a student, lone wolf game maker, programming, design and production consultant (mostly for smaller studios, or new studios), and conference speaker (mostly about free software being used in game development).

I have a blog, inspired by "sloperama", where I guide newbies of the industry, but in portuguese:

Also, I have a english blog, about my solo company in


Here in Gamasutra there are unique posts, the best post of and maybe some translated posts from


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Posted by MaurÝcio Gomes on Fri, 03 Sep 2010 03:43:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
I interview myself, discussing what is the classic shareware model, and why to use it, instead of demo, trial, or retail.

Posted by MaurÝcio Gomes on Thu, 20 May 2010 09:57:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Seemly the greatest issues by the game industry today are used games, specially ones sold in parallel to recent releases, and piracy. This article gives an analysis of that, specially, its source, and how to combat it.

MaurÝcio Gomes's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/23/2014 - 01:23]

even adjusted for inflation Sierra ...

even adjusted for inflation Sierra games were not that expensive I guess...

Comment In: [News - 05/09/2014 - 07:05]

Those people are... wrong. r ...

Those people are... wrong. r n r nThey think because they managed to have success everyone would be like them. Well, my company make non F2P games, and it is NOT working out. r n r nFirst, there is a confusion about players, and costumers, yes, only 0.22 of PLAYERS ...

Comment In: [News - 05/07/2014 - 04:32]

Then announce he will start ...

Then announce he will start a second one, with the same money ,and will charge again. r n r nOf course it makes sense, the name of this is, Scam.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/27/2014 - 11:57]

For video editing there is ...

For video editing there is Cinelerra r n r nI 've heard that some PRO people prefer it rather than Adobe stuff, but I never tried myself.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/29/2014 - 01:15]

This remembers me of NetHack ...

This remembers me of NetHack prayer system : r n r nNetHack rules in very short form: All characters can pray, characters can workship only one god, prayer might, or might not work, if it work the effect might help you, or not suppose you pray while in the middle ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/28/2014 - 09:18]

I learned to code in ...

I learned to code in GWBASIC when I was 6 years old... r n r n r nGood old times NOT fucking horrible programming language... Now... learning QuickC and TurboC was a blast