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NPD: Behind the Numbers, October 2011  
by Matt Matthews [11.14.11]
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews breaks down U.S. retail video game sales for the month of October, as reported by the NPD Group, and additionally touches on global sales of third-party publishers.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

NPD: Behind the Numbers, September 2011 1
by Matt Matthews [10.17.11]
Gamasutra's comprehensive breakdown of NPD Group's U.S. physical video game retail sales estimates for September exhibit how Xbox 360 hardware is "defying gravity" with a higher price and higher sales than competition, and how Madden and Gears of War 3 saved the month.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

The Crowdfunding Revolution: Making Your Choice 23
by R. Hunter Gough [05.05.11]
In the second part of our series on crowdfunding, we compare and contrast the different funding options available to game developers, so you can choose the one that fits best for you -- including a useful chart, and quotes from many of them.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Indie, Console Digital

Postmortem: Team Meat's Super Meat Boy 45
by Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes [04.14.11]
In this Game Developer Magazine postmortem, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes candidly discuss the development process of smash Steam and Xbox Live Arcade hit Super Meat Boy, diving into the punishing process that lead to the retro revitalization that took hardcore gamers by storm.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, PC, Console/PC, Indie, Console Digital

Steve Swink On The Art Of Experimental Games 17
by Christian Nutt [04.08.11]
Indie Fund Shadow Physics developer Steve Swink discusses creative inspiration, the realities of developing games in a fiscally-driven world, and how Braid and Portal profoundly influenced his conception and understanding of development.
Design, Interview, Indie, Console Digital

Coming Together: The Indie Open House 1
by Brett Bates [03.29.11]
What do indie developers get out of working together in a shared office environment? GameSpy's Indie Open House selected six teams to work in its San Francisco offices, and Gamasutra speaks to the developers about the experience.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview, Indie, Console Digital

Postmortem: Mediatonic's Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess 3
by Jim Griffiths, Paul Croft [03.17.11]
In this extremely in-depth postmortem, Mediatonic's head of games Paul Croft and producer Jim Griffiths look back on the development of the PlayStation Mini/Xbox Indie (and more) title Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, which performed well despite some major snags.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, Indie, Console Digital

Schafer Admits Fantasy Of Flatulence On Youth 9
by Christian Nutt [02.11.11]
Double Fine creative director Tim Schafer and Lee Petty, the art director who leads the studio's new downloadable game Stacking, discuss creative drives, working with publishers, and more.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art, Interview, Console Digital

The Reasons Behind SpyParty 27
by Brendan Caldwell [01.10.11]
The designer-programmer of the upcoming SpyParty delves into his creative ethos and how he sees the industry in this interview that takes in the game's design and the shape of today's indie and mainstream spaces.
Design, Interview, Indie, Console Digital

Postmortem: Mommy's Best Games' Explosionade 16
by Nathan Fouts [01.05.11]
Enthusiastic independent developer and Xbox Live Indie Games repeat offender Nathan Fouts comes back with a postmortem of Explosionade, a game conceived to be developed in one month to help with cash flow for his studio's efforts in developing larger titles.
Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Art, Indie, Console Digital