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Posted by Josh Bycer on 10/22/21 05:01:00 pm in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Decision making in videogames is obviously an important aspect of player engagement, but for today's post, I want to talk about how the game Lobotomy Corporation was designed around making the player choose between all the bad options.

The 3rd installment of a 6-prt series. Composer Winifred Phillips shares content from her GDC 2021 lecture, "From Spyder to Sackboy: A Big Adventure in Interactive Music." This discusses pure vertical layering examples from the Sackboy and Spyder games.

Posted by Josh Bycer on 10/07/21 11:49:00 am in Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, VR
Learning any videogame is all about an effective onboarding process and providing the player with the right amount of feedback and information. For today, we're going to talk about how much is the correct amount of info to give to the player.

Posted by Josh Bycer on 10/05/21 06:50:00 am in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The "boomer shooter" market has been taking off among indie studios, and the recent Quake Enhanced gave me a chance to take a look back at one of the best.

Posted by Chris Zukowski on 09/17/21 11:50:00 am in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
It is really hard to get anyone to actually buy anything, much less take an action like joining your mailing list or discord. It is even more difficult when you are offering a game that is different, or a bit avant garde. The reason is they don’t know i

The 2nd installment of a 6-part series. Composer Winifred Phillips shares content from her GDC 2021 talk, "From Spyder to Sackboy: A Big Adventure in Interactive Music." This article explores more complex deployments of the horizontal resequencing model.