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Posted by Simon Carless on 07/26/21 06:10:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Working out how your game is going to sell at launch - even if you’ve accumulated a lot of apparent interest and Steam wishlists - can feel like communing with the great beyond. We get into it.

Posted by Hans Hildenbrand on 07/23/21 10:33:00 am in Art, Indie
This is a tutorial split over two videos on polishing a game character in Inkscape quickly and easily. Refining the head and working in the body, legs, and arms.

Posted by Simon Carless on 07/21/21 04:04:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
What's the best way to see the regional breakdown of Steam interesting and wishlists before launch? This, plus lots more, in our latest round-up.

Posted by Josh Bycer on 07/21/21 11:10:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The debate over difficulty in videogames continues to rage, and for today's post, I want to try, once and for all, to explain that difficulty is not a part of accessibility, but an essential element designers need to take note of.

Posted by Josh Bycer on 07/19/21 11:02:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The Dark Souls series has become popular for many reasons, but for today's post, I want to talk about how its use of boss designs has redefined the enemy, and how developers are playing catch up today with it.

Posted by Simon Carless on 07/15/21 03:38:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Ah, look, Valve has released its plans for a Steam-related handheld. What's all that about, then? We look into the announce and what is means for platforms...

In-depth gameplay analysis Legends of Runeterra, the CCG by Riot Games. It explores its mechanics, the mechanics of its closest competitors, how the game has solved their problems, and which are its key innovations.

First of a trilogy of articles that break down Legends of Runeterra, the CCG by Riot Games, released in April 2020. This one reviews the genre market status, including Runeterra’s position on it and the clash on mobile between Hearthstone and MTGA.

Composer Winifred Phillips shares insights into her process composing music for two Sumo Digital games featured in her GDC 2021 lecture, "From Spyder to Sackboy: A Big Adventure in Interactive Music." Topics supplement the content of the upcoming lecture.

Posted by Simon Carless on 07/12/21 05:50:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
How can games that don’t hew to today’s discoverability ideals actually get alone and do well in the market? Maybe we need a new business model for this...