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Paul Taylor is the Joint Managing Director of Mode 7 Games, an indie studio based in Oxford, UK.

 

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Posted by Paul Taylor on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
I visit Gamescom and talk about the need for indies to retain their identity and creative integrity in the context of exposure a mainstream audience and mainstream games industry values


Posted by Paul Taylor on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:30:00 EDT in
Indie game composer nervous_testpilot (aka co-owner of Mode 7 Paul Taylor) offers a wide-ranging beginner's guide to electronic music as well as delving into his own kit-list and working methods


Posted by Paul Taylor on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 01:02:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Indie
Mode 7's Paul Taylor attempts to discuss his thoughts on Early Access, but a prototype blog post gets out of hand. Literally as trivial and irritating as that sounds.


Posted by Paul Taylor on Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:39:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
I respond to John Walker and Steve Gaynor's thoughts on games entering the public domain approximately twenty years post-release.


Posted by Paul Taylor on Tue, 28 May 2013 06:45:00 EDT in
Paul Taylor discusses PR for indie developers: do they actually *need* PR? Should speaking in public be an entirely intuitive process or should indies develop more awareness of what is likely to happen when they do so?


Posted by Paul Taylor on Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:33:00 EDT in
Some notes on being open, a micropostmortem of our debut title Determinance from a marketing perspective, and a run-down of what you can expect from this blog in the future...



Paul Taylor's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/16/2014 - 09:22]

I think gameplay innovation at ...

I think gameplay innovation at the AAA level has almost completely stagnated I think you 're much more likely to see popular gameplay innovated from within the indie scene. DayZ and Rust would be good examples. I 'm not denying the value of the glossy presentation - obviously that makes ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/21/2014 - 06:30]

Professional quality rock anthem dubstep ...

Professional quality rock anthem dubstep and most styles of electronic music can be produced on a 5 app. These apps are more powerful than their hardware equivalent of past decades when a lot of great electronic music was produced. r n r nI think there 's a bit of confusion ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/04/2014 - 08:39]

Sure - a meaningful redefinition ...

Sure - a meaningful redefinition and extension of Fair Use would be complicated to achieve, but possibly worthwhile. r n r nOn the abandonware topic, I agree again that it would be difficult to make it work. I was really flagging areas where I think existing copyright law is imperfect ...

Comment In: [Feature - 08/26/2009 - 04:35]

@Timur and Rodain - thank ...

@Timur and Rodain - thank you very much Glad that people are finding this useful. @Nicholas I haven't written any books yet, but after our astonishing forthcoming commercial success with this game, I'm sure that will be inevitable Random marketing book recommendations: I'd read one of Seth Godin's books if ...