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Creative Director and Managing Director of Brightside Games.

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Posted by Thomas Bedenk on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:34:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
Indie devs, there is a new way to hype your game! Epocu is a cool free service that I just discovered! Looks like kickstarter but instead of funding games you support them with social reach! Check it out and support our game at

Posted by Thomas Bedenk on Tue, 20 May 2014 08:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
This article will look back on our experiment of releasing our local multiplayer only game SPiN WARS on 7 platforms with 5 different revenue models, why we did it and what we learned from for our future Apps from Brightside Games.

Posted by Thomas Bedenk on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:28:00 EDT in Design, Indie
This article explores what makes local multiplayer special. Furthermore it suggests an experimental setup to translate the virtual game play of SPiN WARS into real physical play.

Posted by Thomas Bedenk on Tue, 07 Jul 2009 05:31:00 EDT in Design
The term "art" is used in a broad spectrum. I try to quickly summarize what video games are and what they aren't in that regard and what we want them to be. Feel free to comment with your own point of view.

Thomas Bedenk's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/02/2015 - 01:08]

I think three flaws in ...

I think three flaws in your statistics might be: r n r n1. Your discrimination between good and bad games might undermine the whole point of the indiepocalypse which is for the most part market visibility. You said it yourself: games that aren 't in the good category are not ...

Comment In: [News - 09/26/2014 - 01:21]

We are going to release ...

We are going to release our game Team Indie October 9th. So this will be a fun experiement I guess Maybe I shouldn 't have read your article thought b/c the trend you described doesn 't look that good :-/ But I won 't be disencouraged until we see what ...

Comment In: [News - 07/11/2014 - 03:56]

Great insights ...

Great insights

Comment In: [Blog - 05/15/2014 - 05:01]

Hey great article I agree ...

Hey great article I agree with a lot of your points while some of your points are hard to generalize for all local multiplayer games. r n r nCool that you like our game SPiN WARS :- r nI agree that our controls don 't allow for physical interaction, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/30/2013 - 05:08]

Great that you shared your ...

Great that you shared your article on gamasutra Oliver

Comment In: [Blog - 05/21/2013 - 07:22]

Nice story What OUYA games ...

Nice story What OUYA games did you end up playing