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Maurício Gomes's Blog


I am a student, lone wolf game maker, programming, design and production consultant (mostly for smaller studios, or new studios), and conference speaker (mostly about free software being used in game development).

I have a blog, inspired by "sloperama", where I guide newbies of the industry, but in portuguese:

Also, I have a english blog, about my solo company in


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Posted by Maurício Gomes on Fri, 03 Sep 2010 03:43:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
I interview myself, discussing what is the classic shareware model, and why to use it, instead of demo, trial, or retail.

Posted by Maurício Gomes on Thu, 20 May 2010 09:57:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Seemly the greatest issues by the game industry today are used games, specially ones sold in parallel to recent releases, and piracy. This article gives an analysis of that, specially, its source, and how to combat it.

Maurício Gomes's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/23/2014 - 01:23]

even adjusted for inflation Sierra ...

even adjusted for inflation Sierra games were not that expensive I guess...

Comment In: [News - 05/09/2014 - 07:05]

Those people are... wrong. r ...

Those people are... wrong. r n r nThey think because they managed to have success everyone would be like them. Well, my company make non F2P games, and it is NOT working out. r n r nFirst, there is a confusion about players, and costumers, yes, only 0.22 of PLAYERS ...

Comment In: [News - 05/07/2014 - 04:32]

The game is not early ...

The game is not early access on Steam because it was accepted before Early Access existed. r n r nOn Desura where it was sold before Greenlight existed it was listed as Alphafunding and was clearly labelled as Alpha, and the devs never moved even to a Beta stage. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/27/2014 - 11:57]

For video editing there is ...

For video editing there is Cinelerra r n r nI 've heard that some PRO people prefer it rather than Adobe stuff, but I never tried myself.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/29/2014 - 01:15]

I think it is even ...

I think it is even more important to remember, that the bible does acknowledge that magic exists, but at the same time bans all form of magic, with specific mentions for two divination, and necromancy r n r nNew Testament states that divination without God permission is stuff of demons ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/28/2014 - 09:18]

I learned to code in ...

I learned to code in GWBASIC when I was 6 years old... r n r n r nGood old times NOT fucking horrible programming language... Now... learning QuickC and TurboC was a blast