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Byron Atkinson-Jones is a coder and Director of Xiotex Studios Ltd an indie game company. He has been developing games for over 13 years and coding for over 28 years, having cut his teeth on writing demos for the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Byron is a generalist and has a burning passion to try all aspects of game development and as such has been both a coder and producer. His hobbies are small game development, art and composing music. You can follow Byron on twitter via @Xiotex and of course the website


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Posted by Byron AtkinsonJones on Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:58:00 EDT in Programming
After being asked a lot about doing a tutorial on Unity for people I decided to do an experiment and do it over twitter - a tweetorial.

Posted by Byron AtkinsonJones on Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:26:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Why I've decided not to use Unity on my console projects despite being a massive fan of it.

Posted by Byron AtkinsonJones on Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:34:00 EDT in Design, Serious
My first ever trip to GDC ended with me making a game about a subject I never imagined I would every consider let alone make a game out of - homelessness. The birth of "So hungry"

Posted by Byron AtkinsonJones on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:37:00 EST in Design, Indie
Are you going to GDC 2013? Are you going to be sitting on a flight patiently waiting for it to get to SF? If so, if you have the guts - join us in Plane Jam and make a game during your flight.

Posted by Byron AtkinsonJones on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:10:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
What nobody tells you about doing a Kickstarter campaign is that watching the progress of it is like a drug.

Posted by Byron AtkinsonJones on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:01:00 EST in Production, Indie
Should I spend money going to GDC this year or spend that money finishing my latest game?

Byron AtkinsonJones's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/12/2014 - 01:26]

I 've been using Unity ...

I 've been using Unity since version 1 as well : r n r nOkay, an example: r n r nCurrently I am integrating my game into Steam. r n r nOn Mac there is an issue in that when you launch the game via Steam the Unity config dialog ...

Comment In: [News - 07/18/2013 - 10:33]

This just seems daft, as ...

This just seems daft, as a developer I 'd much rather be funded to be exclusive rather than try to go down some strange match-funded but not really convoluted route.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/28/2013 - 08:34]

They tweeted about So hungry ...

They tweeted about So hungry earlier today - going to take a closer look. Thanks.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/12/2013 - 08:37]

We are organising it all ...

We are organising it all here: sign up in the forums.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/02/2012 - 07:53]

Nice article. r n r ...

Nice article. r n r nHere 's an interesting question: What constitutes manipulation of charts In the past this used to bogus companies offering to boost App Store ratings, leaving reviews etc.. but promoting Apps by featuring it in your own App, be that through a 'Free App A Day ...

Comment In: [News - 06/10/2011 - 05:20]

My wife watching the press ...

My wife watching the press conference and commented that she thought they would be releasing a new console instead of just a new controller, so yeah, you kind of let the ball drop there Nintendo.