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Posted by Seth Coster on 06/14/19 10:33:00 am in Indie
Games with user-generated content often suffer from the "Play Problem": players that create content can't get their creations seen by other players. Levelhead solves the Play Problem in an elegant way that puts control of visibility in players' hands.

Posted by Simon Carless on 06/08/19 08:35:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes a look at some great community events - from the fighting game scene's Combo Breaker to Japanese indie dev scene's BitSummit, as well as a peek at the first ever E3 Expo, kids apps, D&D in 2019, & lots more.

Posted by Sande Chen on 06/07/19 10:27:00 am in Indie
In this article, game writer Sande Chen opines about forced failure as story moments and how players are more likely to forgive forced failure when engaged in story-driven games.

Posted by Simon Carless on 05/31/19 06:23:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes a look at the intriguing triple-I (sorry!) titles Outer Wilds & Void Bastards, as well as the role of the city in games, bringing back Bubsy, insane auto-playing Mario Maker levels & more.

Posted by Henry Fong on 05/30/19 09:27:00 am in Indie
Game community management couldn’t be more crucial in today’s online gaming world. With the right tools and methodologies, you will gain an understanding of your players that can engage each segment on a higher level to help boost your game’s ROI.

Posted by Simon Carless on 05/24/19 11:29:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes a look at AI thriller Observation, the unique new Panic handheld Playdate, and subjects including eSport shadiness, Oculus Quest, and Pathologic 2.

Posted by Henry Fong on 05/21/19 10:21:00 am in Indie
The new approval process requires you to share extensive information about your game. Not presenting all relevant information could slow the approval process or cause an otherwise China-ready game to be rejected.

Posted by Simon Carless on 05/17/19 11:39:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes new articles on AR game Minecraft Earth & intriguing new action adventure A Plague Tale: Innocence, as well as pieces on Rage 2, strategy guides, the intrigue behind Ingress & more.

Posted by Henry Fong on 05/14/19 10:22:00 am in Indie
Game developers used to be able to skirt Chinese bans on blood in video games in a simple manner, make blood any color but red, and you were good to go. New rules have banned this workaround. Read to learn how to adapt.

Posted by Simon Carless on 05/10/19 06:16:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes a look at the odd & striking Yuppie Psycho, an exploration of why Thomas The Tank Engine keeps getting modded into so many games, plus looks at Mordhau, God Of War's creation, Sable, Vader Immortal and a whole host of others.