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Adrian is an industry veteran (yes, that means old ...), and currently CEO of Twistplay, a UK based small indie development team.   The indie space means he can focus more of his time on hands-on development, at the coal face and all the other usual cliches for actually making stuff!

His previous background is in both core technology development and managing multi-studio production on console games.


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Posted by Adrian Hawkins on Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:19:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie, Social/Online
Latest in the series about how to make a playable on Discord RPG: this time we talk about techniques for promoting your server, including social media advertising and listing servers.

Posted by Adrian Hawkins on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:02:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
In parts 1 and 2 we talked about the design of our Discord RPG; part 3 of this blog series covers the technology used to build it, including servers, database and API choices.

Posted by Adrian Hawkins on Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:53:00 EDT in Design, Indie
In part 1 we introduced our Discord react interface: part 2 of this blog series covers in more depth the design of the combat and exploration systems, as well as onboarding new players and Discord channel structure.

Posted by Adrian Hawkins on Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:51:00 EDT in Design, Indie
First in a series about the making of the Torn Tales Discord RPG: a game playable inside the Discord messenger client using a react based combat and exploration system. This first article focuses on design.