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Adam Saltsman's Blog   Expert Blogs


Made some games (Canabalt) and tools (Flixel). Currently making Overland at Finji, and helping publish stuff like Night in the Woods.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Adam Saltsman on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:46:00 EDT
Quick review to the best of my ability the current state of small- and medium-size publishers and publishing deals across the game industry, including terms and advice about how to launch your new indie game.

Posted by Adam Saltsman on Tue, 30 May 2017 04:36:00 EDT in Production, Indie
A studio process for building better group confidence in outcomes.

Posted by Adam Saltsman on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:16:00 EDT in Indie
It seems like half the indie devs I know are having babies for the first time either basically right now or in the very near future. This is the "advice" I usually give based on our experience.

Posted by Adam Saltsman on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:31:00 EDT in Production, Indie
I accidentally besieged Laralyn McWilliams w my thoughts on pomodoro technique / timeboxing on twitter earlier today before realizing probably a blog post would be a better way to do this. So here is that blog post!

Posted by Adam Saltsman on Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:34:00 EDT in Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
An interview with indie game maker Steph Thirion, to celebrate the release of Eliss Infinity 1.1 on iOS and Android.

Posted by Adam Saltsman on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:02:00 EDT in Indie
My "philosophy of art and craft", and how it affects what I decide to make, and when...

Adam Saltsman's Comments

Comment In: [News - 10/20/2015 - 05:32]

this is true haha. BUT... ...

this is true haha. BUT... it 's also... hmm. For me the intent of the question is not actually who are your favorite devs or what dev made your favorite game even. It 's sort of weird / different... like I 'm not sure that Amaya-san 's games are actually ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/07/2015 - 12:16]

our 2.5yo is already on ...

our 2.5yo is already on to this, he got proper pissed last time we gave him the no-charge PS3 controller...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2013 - 12:02]

yea i 'm not sure ...

yea i 'm not sure about twain i have part 1 of his autobiography here but haven 't even dented that tome yet , but i know alexandre dumas was very successful with his writing, to the point where he often ran an entire studio pumping out amazing historical adventure ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/01/2013 - 04:02]

yea i was tweeting about ...

yea i was tweeting about something similar the other day... it 's really hard to draw black and white lines between all criticism and all trolling, but suffice it to say that these things are all true: r n r n1 - you can get positive comments that are trolling ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/24/2013 - 01:57]

this is a good question ...

this is a good question it 's actually pretty easy, in the scheme of things, it just takes a long time. there are a few different approaches to getting in touch with platform holders even if you are worried about being an unknown : r n r n1 - create ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/31/2013 - 12:27]

It filled up slightly faster ...

It filled up slightly faster than we anticipated o O if y 'all are local and interested in attending, though, if you RSVP anyways it will help us a lot to gauge demand on doing a followup session at the end of the month