Gamasutra - Blogs /blogs/ Muir Freeland's Blogs Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:25:42 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Animating 2D Sprites - by Muir Freeland http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20150204/235732/Animating_2D_Sprites.php Art,Indie Our resident artist discusses his techniques for taking a 2D sprite from concept to playable. Also, explosions. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20150204/235732/Animating_2D_Sprites.php Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:54:00 EST Indie Marketing and the Core Demographic - by Muir Freeland http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20150129/235310/Indie_Marketing_and_the_Core_Demographic.php Business/Marketing,Indie How do you find your core demographic when your game is a hybrid of multiple genres? http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20150129/235310/Indie_Marketing_and_the_Core_Demographic.php Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:06:00 EST The 30-Second Hook - by Muir Freeland http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20150126/235039/The_30Second_Hook.php Design,Indie,Smartphone/Tablet We spent three years making a ten-hour-long game, but we learned that the first 30 seconds is the most crucial part. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20150126/235039/The_30Second_Hook.php Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:41:00 EST Blowfish Meets Meteor Postmortem: A Cautionary Tale - by Muir Freeland http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20140214/210866/Blowfish_Meets_Meteor_Postmortem_A_Cautionary_Tale.php Business/Marketing,Design,Production In which we discuss the bone-chilling terror of spending three years to make an ad-and-microtransaction-free mobile game. What went right -- and more importantly, what could we have done differently? Read on for the answers! http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20140214/210866/Blowfish_Meets_Meteor_Postmortem_A_Cautionary_Tale.php Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:59:00 EST Blowfish Meets Meteor Launch Announcement - by Muir Freeland http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20140121/208998/Blowfish_Meets_Meteor_Launch_Announcement.php Blowfish Meets Meteor is finally done! http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20140121/208998/Blowfish_Meets_Meteor_Launch_Announcement.php Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:55:00 EST Designing Difficulty - by Muir Freeland http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20130723/196835/Designing_Difficulty.php Design Why difficulty is harder to design when you're oblivious to your own work. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MuirFreeland/20130723/196835/Designing_Difficulty.php Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:43:00 EDT