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Constantin Bacioiu's Blog


Game Designer, game jam enthusiast and avid TBS fan, currently working on developing his own Business. Current working on Ebony Spire: Heresy, a fist person dungeon-crawling rpg.


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Posted by Constantin Bacioiu on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:37:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious, Indie
One year ago I failed to ship 700 units to stay in business. Now I'm working on my next game after releasing a major update to the original one. A failure post-mortem one year after. Sales, lucky strikes, community support and a heartfelt thank you update

Posted by Constantin Bacioiu on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:36:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
I should have been able to move at least 700 copies of a niche game at a low price and stay in business. I did not - this is a warning to other developers out there who work full time on their games! This is my tale.

Posted by Constantin Bacioiu on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:07:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
How I designed the AI in my dungeon crawler. The article looks at a way to implement two different approaches: a need driven system and a ratio based decision making system!

Posted by Constantin Bacioiu on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:35:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Indie
This post covers what I learned after demoing a game that did not offer conventional keyboard controls. 40% of my players never made it past the main menu because the controls were not standard.

Posted by Constantin Bacioiu on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:58:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
A quick look at how I handle the creation of items, spells and effects for my dungeon crawling RPG. This method helps me create virtually any number of item types and combination for my game with little effort. Great for my item-focused little game.

Posted by Constantin Bacioiu on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:39:00 EDT in Design, Indie
A post mortem on my latest Ludumdare submission. Covers the usage of imposed limitations in order to achieve goals in a short amount of time.

Constantin Bacioiu's Comments

Comment In: [News - 03/20/2018 - 07:35]

I 'm curious when will ...

I 'm curious when will they release information regarding development for the platform Got a game I 'd love to port to the VCS and another one in the works that would work great on it in my opinion

Comment In: [Blog - 11/21/2017 - 10:36]

Sadly this is the truth. ...

Sadly this is the truth. The problem is I thought that since I didn 't have to move such a huge numbers of copies I could do away with metrics all together. I mean there 's got to be at least 400-500 people who 'd want to play this game. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/03/2017 - 09:35]

My L press worked Updating ...

My L press worked Updating wooping to whooping after this comment, thanks for pointing it out.

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2014 - 07:21]

I 've been using, ...

I 've been using, exclusively, to distribute Mutant Gangland in it 's alpha stage and so far it did it 's job very well. The store itself offers pretty great discoverability and getting included in the top selling page can bring a stable stream of buyers. Highly recommend it ...

Comment In: [News - 09/02/2014 - 03:07]

Anyone taking bets on how ...

Anyone taking bets on how long it will take to see a, cross-platform, openGL powered fork

Comment In: [News - 06/29/2012 - 03:51]

@Beatrice Margarita Lapa r nOne ...

@Beatrice Margarita Lapa r nOne thing comes to my mind from your last statement actually two, but I 'll take the second one as a personal -frustration- : r n ... and realistic female characters that get permanently damaged physically. ... . r nHonestly, if this occurred in a game ...