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Creator of Zeboyd Games. Lead designer, script writer, and programmer for Breath of Death VII: The Beginning and Cthulhu Saves the World.


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Posted by Robert Boyd on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:37:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
How to succeed in a world where everyone's making a video game.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:40:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
An analysis of what worked and what didn't with the gameplay systems of three of 2014's best RPGs

Posted by Robert Boyd on Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:13:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Marketing tips from 5 different panels at Steam Dev Days 2014.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:16:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
A look at some of the best designed games of 2013.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:05:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Making a good game is never enough.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:58:00 EDT in Design, Indie
5 key ideas that elevate the game design of Monaco: What's Yours is Mine to the next level.

Robert Boyd's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/12/2016 - 10:31]

If you have any feelings ...

If you have any feelings on this matter, please let us know in the comments. Even if it is 'Your game is not appealing enough, the trailer sucks, it should be free '. r n r nLet me preface all this by saying that your game looks fun I like ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/28/2016 - 09:56]

As an indie developer who ...

As an indie developer who is a huge fan of the genre especially Path of Exile Grim Dawn and who follows gaming news closely, I have to admit to never even hearing of your game.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/24/2016 - 02:02]

I agree that frictionless is ...

I agree that frictionless is better, but it feels like you cherry-picked your examples. r n r n1 Ubisoft PC DRM is really bad. It 's the exception rather than the rule. r n2 Nintendo region-locking is annoying, but only affects a tiny percent. And like any modern platform these ...

Comment In: [News - 04/22/2016 - 04:00]

SteamSpy has it tracking at ...

SteamSpy has it tracking at under 2000 sales at the moment. On Steam, it 's currently ranked 170 on the Indie-only Top Sellers list. I think it 's safe to say that the price backfired. Shame because all the reviews I 've seen say it 's an incredibly smart puzzle ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/08/2016 - 01:44]

its probably a very bad ...

its probably a very bad idea to make a fighting game based on My Little Pony IP r n r nI wonder if the author chose this example knowing that such a thing exists, albeit as a well done fan game and not an officially licensed product.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/04/2016 - 02:14]

Although it doesn 't have ...

Although it doesn 't have the same multiplayer emphasis and the gameplay is basically D D Boxing as you put it, Path of Exile Grinding Gear Games has a similar level of community involvement - for example, on their official forums, they have a sub-forum called Development Manifesto where they ...