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Robert Boyd's Blog   Expert Blogs


Creator of Zeboyd Games. Lead designer, script writer, and programmer for Breath of Death VII: The Beginning and Cthulhu Saves the World.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Robert Boyd on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:37:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
How to succeed in a world where everyone's making a video game.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:40:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
An analysis of what worked and what didn't with the gameplay systems of three of 2014's best RPGs

Posted by Robert Boyd on Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:13:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Marketing tips from 5 different panels at Steam Dev Days 2014.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:16:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
A look at some of the best designed games of 2013.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:05:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Making a good game is never enough.

Posted by Robert Boyd on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:58:00 EDT in Design, Indie
5 key ideas that elevate the game design of Monaco: What's Yours is Mine to the next level.

Robert Boyd's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/10/2019 - 01:05]

Great article Liked seeing my ...

Great article Liked seeing my gut feeling that Phantasy Star IV was one of the fastest-paced JRPGs of the era and Earthbound was one of the grindiest verified by outside data.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/12/2018 - 09:55]

The highest rated game listed ...

The highest rated game listed has so few reviews that individual reviews can still have a huge effect on the overall rating so I wouldn 't take the fact that it 's currently rated slightly higher as any big sign of anything. r n r nLooking at the two games, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/24/2018 - 10:18]

I 'll admit that I ...

I 'll admit that I had never heard of this game before reading this article. Looking at the Steam page, I think the biggest problem with the game 's chances for success is there isn 't really any unique selling point. Even though the game may be really good and ...

Comment In: [News - 05/09/2017 - 04:02]

Dragon Quest 3 Japan 1988 ...

Dragon Quest 3 Japan 1988 has a really basic town building quest in it you leave a party member in a location and a town gets created gradually there , however Breath of Fire 2 Japan 1994, a year before Suikoden 1 came out has a town building aspect to ...

Comment In: [News - 02/10/2017 - 04:02]

There 's still not a ...

There 's still not a really incredibly compelling reason for people to spend 20 hours a day in VR r n r nWas this supposed to be 20 hours a week

Comment In: [News - 02/03/2017 - 04:43]

The article is a little ...

The article is a little off since the interviewer only talked to my partner at Zeboyd Games and not both of us. I DID register at, get approved, and emailed Nintendo directly about starting to port our game to the Switch. About a week after I emailed them, I ...