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Ron Alpert's Blog

 

I'm an independent developer (headcaseGames.com) since 2009, two titles released on iPhone and one on Android with much more to come!

I pride myself on having extensive practical knowledge of the history of electronic gaming, and over a decade of production experience as well (Activision, Sierra On-Line, 3DO, Rhythm & Hues, among others) texturemonkey.com


Originally from Boston, I have found much success since relocating to Los Angeles several years ago and look forward to working on more great projects (and with more great people!) in the future.

 

Member Blogs

Posted by Ron Alpert on Wed, 23 Nov 2011 04:31:00 EST in Production
Learn what's going on with Hollywood-based mobile developer Headcase Games! Today's update introduces some new WIP projects.


Posted by Ron Alpert on Thu, 19 May 2011 05:33:00 EDT in Production
A daily look back at some of the most memorable games we grew up with.


Posted by Ron Alpert on Tue, 17 May 2011 11:39:00 EDT in Production
Learn what's going on with Hollywood-based mobile developer Headcase Games! Today's update covers post-Android release numbers, prepping for E3, and a call for participation of fellow indie developers.


Posted by Ron Alpert on Mon, 02 May 2011 04:44:00 EDT in Production
A daily look back at some of the most memorable games we grew up with.


Posted by Ron Alpert on Sun, 01 May 2011 04:26:00 EDT in Production
A daily look back at some of the most memorable games we grew up with.


Posted by Ron Alpert on Fri, 22 Apr 2011 04:37:00 EDT in Production
A daily look back at some of the most memorable games we grew up with! Today we look at SimCity for the SNES.



Ron Alpert's Comments

Comment In: [News - 08/28/2014 - 03:11]

interesting notion, but to me ...

interesting notion, but to me this is very confusing. r n r nObviously I get the 2D-to-3D mechanic. When a game takes place in the 2D world, we understand the constraints and the fact that the environment must be traversed in a linear fashion prohibiting the lateral movement - and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/11/2014 - 07:14]

great article. It 's been ...

great article. It 's been ages since I 've put out a game myself and eyeballing F2P as I have this is another nail in the coffin of oh, it 's a terrible, terrible idea Yeah, but still r nAs for your game, I 'll be brutal that 's what ...

Comment In: [News - 08/15/2012 - 04:49]

Gaming journalism goes sensational for ...

Gaming journalism goes sensational for clicks once again. Rest assured, COD sales are certainly not cooling down anytime soon, at least not for a few more years.

Comment In: [News - 03/26/2012 - 05:26]

It always strikes me as ...

It always strikes me as strange when people wonder how different would things be if not for The Crash... If you look at every big juncture of games introduction, NES era, PSX era, etc they all make a lot of sense and were fairly unavoidable in one way or another, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/17/2011 - 01:56]

It sounds like the same ...

It sounds like the same problems a lot of markets have. As a developer, you have to concentrate on learning how to promote it yourself rather than adopting the sane attitude that so many people do - I'll make something cool, which by that virtue will find an audience. That ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/28/2011 - 02:46]

they really don't need to ...

they really don't need to sell out - in fact I am somewhat surprised that Popcap actually did, because considering the levels that these guys operate at, Money just really does not matter any more. However, it does make sense in certain cases to partner up with someone who will ...