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Creator of the runaway hit Cute Things Dying Violently (Greenlight me plz!) for PC and the Xbox 360. Assorted other insight, rants, and genitalia jokes can be found at my blog, Apathyworks.

 

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Posted by Alex Jordan on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:13:00 EST in Design, Programming, Production, Art
You can recreate some of Unity Pro's features in Unity Free, given the time and know-how. Here, I demonstrate how you can do Level of Detail meshes, limited RenderTextures/Post-Processing, and LightProbes.


Posted by Alex Jordan on Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:31:00 EDT in Design, Indie
What's an indie developer to do with new or emergent gameplay if their players don't want to be taught? Here's a series of failed attempts at answering that question from the XBLIG/PC game Cute Things Dying Violently.


Posted by Alex Jordan on Sat, 17 Dec 2011 01:56:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Xbox Live Indie Game developers frequently have to price their games at $1 just to get noticed. They see that as devaluing their hard work, naturally. But there's a much more grim reason for reducing prices on XBLIG... lower market demand.



Alex Jordan's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2014 - 10:35]

I 've had Cute Things ...

I 've had Cute Things Dying Violently on Greenlight for 582 days, and can practically taste the crushing weight of uncertainty and backsliding that you describe. r n r nFortunately, though, you 're done If only for a little while. Good luck with the rest

Comment In: [Blog - 02/24/2014 - 11:13]

I find Unity to be ...

I find Unity to be a great engine for creating a game on a budget... specifically, the lack of one. I was also disappointed to find that RenderTextures weren 't available in Unity Free, but I think the rest of Unity 's features and aggressive platform/engine support more than make ...

Comment In: [News - 03/19/2013 - 08:55]

According to Morris, their ideal ...

According to Morris, their ideal is also or maybe even primarily actualize an artistic vision without compromising it...

Comment In: [News - 10/05/2012 - 02:54]

A lot of you guys ...

A lot of you guys wrote about poor game discoverability due to dashboards overrun with ads and non-game content and we all know you 're talking about the 360 , but the problem is, that 's a Feature, not a Bug. Microsoft has no interest in putting a good indie ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2012 - 05:10]

The old method of submitting ...

The old method of submitting indie games to Steam without Greenlight has been shut down. You now either submit via Greenlight or via a publisher.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2012 - 10:31]

I disagree on my mechanics ...

I disagree on my mechanics being too complicated, as they consisted of basic concepts that have appeared in thousands of other games. Introducing them over time was something I wound up having to undo, as the players ' inclination to read disappeared after the very first level. r n r ...