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Simon Carless's Expert Blogs

The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!


Posted by Simon Carless on Fri, 22 May 2020 07:20:00 EDT in
Some notes on how people find your game on Nintendo Switch (& some humble suggestions to improve things further)


Posted by Simon Carless on Tue, 19 May 2020 01:18:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
Why having a Switch demo may have hidden advantages, even more great trending information from SteamDB, and a host of other useful info for those looking to get their game seen.


Posted by Simon Carless on Sat, 16 May 2020 03:36:00 EDT in
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts rounds up the notable games released this week, plus delves into the history of Id Software, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & more.


Posted by Simon Carless on Thu, 14 May 2020 10:43:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
Turns out there are VERY GOOD wishlists on Steam, and VERY BAD wishlists, in terms of conversion. How do you know which ones you have? We're going to try to find out...


There is no silver bullet in having people find your game. If you’re relying on one thing to change your fortunes radically - you’re using the wrong strategy to develop & market your game.


The latest roundup of interesting games, articles & videos from the last week includes new titles like Snowrunner & old beefs like the Donkey Kong high score lawsuit.


Posted by Simon Carless on Thu, 07 May 2020 10:58:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
Chris Wright of Fellow Traveller - the head organizer of the LudoNarraCon Steam showcase/sale for 2019 and 2020 - was kind enough to chat with me for a detailed Q&A.


Posted by Simon Carless on Mon, 04 May 2020 05:54:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie
So your game has a lot of Steam wishlists, but then it launches... and it doesn't sell many copies! What happened? We try to delve into it within..


Lots of great things to see this week, from Streets Of Rage's surprising comeback to an Animal Crossing talk show & far beyond.


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