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Indie game developer, publisher and time traveler. Work with Studio Pixel, NIGORO, Nifflas and Distractionware on Cave Story, La-Mulana, NightSky, VVVVVV, 1001 Spikes.

 

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Posted by Tyrone Rodriguez on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:25:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
As a console dev/publisher, we must wear many hats and handle many duties that doesn't always fit the description of a game developer. One of the sticking points I hear with developers typical is addressing ratings, particularly for global releases.


Posted by Tyrone Rodriguez on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:17:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
Recently Polygon's Ben Kuchera ran an Opinion piece titled, "Today's Apple iPhone event is important for gaming, and more bad news for Nintendo". I disagree with Ben's assertion that the iPhone equals "more bad news for Nintendo." Here's why:


Posted by Tyrone Rodriguez on Tue, 19 Jan 2010 02:27:00 EST in
Two common models exist for the developer looking for a publisher: Advances Against Royalties and Development Fee/Profit Sharing. Each has its good and bad, but which is the right one to choose when it comes time to deal with a publisher? Read on.



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Comment In: [Blog - 04/12/2014 - 03:29]

Engineers, artists and designers aren ...

Engineers, artists and designers aren t musicians. r n r nBut I don 't think all engineers, artists, designers and musicians share one thing at least--they 're all artists of their own craft.

Comment In: [News - 10/31/2011 - 03:29]

I'm surprised you'd think this ...

I'm surprised you'd think this way, Brandon. It's a smart business decision. If Nintendo knows the sales won't increase by having TOO MANY games at once, it's best to hold them. Particularly around Christmas, I think a large number of players have limited funds. A few Internet complainers aren't going ...

Comment In: [News - 10/29/2010 - 05:29]

I'm sure most third-party publishers ...

I'm sure most third-party publishers would disagree with you.

Comment In: [News - 06/30/2010 - 09:00]

Jason, I absolutely agree with ...

Jason, I absolutely agree with you. These deals often appear great in news stories, but the contract is where it matters. What does, modest equity stake mean exactly 1-, 5- 10-percent That's a lot to give up for 18,000. At the higher end, you're assuming your team/game/company is only worth ...

Comment In: [News - 04/02/2010 - 11:55]

Ken, what is the HHI ...

Ken, what is the HHI range of the hispanics that you know If it falls into middle and upper-middle class then they're probably not as stereotypical as the hispanics who watch Univision and may have been surveyed by the study.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/19/2010 - 02:27]

Anthony, typo is fixed. Thanks ...

Anthony, typo is fixed. Thanks