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David Wehle's Blog


David Wehle is a hobbyist game developer who started his career in the TV/film industry. His love for making games started with making mods and levels for Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, where he was part of the community (which is still around somehow). He's a big fan of story-driven games like Dear Esther and The Novelist.


Member Blogs

Posted by David Wehle on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:30:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
I took the more difficult route of being a one-man dev/marketer for my fox adventure game, and it went better than I thought. Here's what I learned.

Posted by David Wehle on Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:54:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Working full-time while making your game is probably the new norm, and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. However, these three tips helped me finish my first game and are now helping me with The First Tree.

Posted by David Wehle on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:42:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
The variety of responses to Tale of Tales' departure had me thinking about the tension between gamers and game developers, and how an art history lesson relates to all of this.

Posted by David Wehle on Mon, 11 May 2015 12:56:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
Although a lot of valuable advice still stands today, the Greenlight process is much different than it was even a year ago. The floodgates are opening, and now mostly anybody can get Greenlit without any prior marketing or fanfare.

David Wehle's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/25/2018 - 03:55]

The 50k number from Valve ...

The 50k number from Valve really surprises me. I 'm not sure what they 're referencing when they say feature, but my game was on the New and Trending tab for 5 days with only 12k wishlists at launch. Maybe you need 50k for a main capsule feature

Comment In: [Blog - 03/08/2018 - 09:19]

This is super valuable, I ...

This is super valuable, I wish there were more console-centric postmortems like this one out there, thanks

Comment In: [Blog - 09/18/2017 - 10:30]

Sent her a key a ...

Sent her a key a while ago, we 'll see if she 's interested

Comment In: [Blog - 03/30/2017 - 09:54]

This was a very real ...

This was a very real read, but also cathartic in a way. Music is not going away, and neither are indie games, but the ship of realistic aspirations of full-time indie dev has sailed. The Unity Asset part hit me hard, mostly because that 's exactly what I 'm doing ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/07/2017 - 10:21]

I still feel entertaining is ...

I still feel entertaining is one-sided towards fun . I don 't think the film Schindler 's List or the game That Dragon Cancer are entertaining, but they 're engaging works that people still want to participate in and view.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/02/2017 - 10:59]

Very useful info, thanks for ...

Very useful info, thanks for the post. One thing though: I believe gif size doesn 't matter much with Twitter since their max size is 15MB and they convert all gifs to video anyway under the hood. I upload 15MB gifs all the time max frame rate is 40 FPS ...