Rachel Presser's Member Blogs
GDC 2018 registration is around the corner and planning needs to start early: including how you can scrap your way in as a broke-ass indie developer! Learn how you can get someone to cover your pass-- or make do without one.
We keep hearing the clarion call of "There's too many games!" Is there really? Are we facing a crisis-- or just growing pains as an industry?
There are many takeaways to be had from GDC 2017. But one of them is that failure actually IS an option because it likely isn't what you think it means.
From a tax law expert's perspective, this bill's objective is primarily to increase AAA activity in New York but indie developers may actually see some benefits.
The rule of seven is one of the oldest marketing adages that is still relevant today: how can game developers use it? How can indie developers figure out who they are marketing to, then get seen by them at least seven times?
The incendiary piece by Alex St. John decrying AAA developers wanting reasonable work schedules has gotten a lot of people talking about crunch and unhealthy attitudes towards work. The reactions unraveled talking of passion, fear, and missed chances.
I came to GDC for two distinct reasons and went home not just accomplishing my goals, but utterly crushing them with even more than I bargained for. Most of all, I left with the realization I am living the dream after all.
The Research & Development (R&D) Credit is often cited as a massive boon to game developers, but not without some pitfalls. A licensed tax advisor turned indie developer delves into why an indie developer would or wouldn't benefit from this credit.
Game audio is often overlooked despite the huge role it plays in user experience and the game's atmosphere. Numerous game audio pros were asked for their input on why this phenomenon persists, this producer weighs in on how to solve the problem.
I finally got around to playing Avernum 5 and it's the most unforgiving game I ever played. I HAD to cheat to win. It made me think about the morality of cheating both in video games and in life. If you CAN'T get ahead otherwise, did you actually cheat?
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