No Gatekeepers

No Gatekeepers

The world has changed significantly since I was born in 93. Back then you had to go through big companies and had no simple way to send your message to other people or your own content. The gatekeepers are gone. Now, we have access to multiple avenues to share our...
Beating Resistance

Beating Resistance

Have you ever encountered resistance? Have you ever felt like there’s something you need to do, but for all intents and purposes you continue to put it off? This is what we call resistance and it takes many forms. I think it plagues all of us; it definitely...
Communicating Your Game

Communicating Your Game

Recently, we talked about themes in games; this is an integral part of your game to create a focal point. They allow you to have something to refer to when working on your game’s music, level design, or any other aspect. That’s great, but how do you get...
Clichés Improve Your Writing

Clichés Improve Your Writing

Clichés Clichés are used everywhere; they show us day after day. A cliché by definition is an overused phrase or opinion that lacks originality. This definition could be expanded to include common character personalities and other concepts. And, the lack of...
Why Use Typescript

Why Use Typescript

Some of you may have heard of Typescript; it’s a superset of the wonderful language known as JavaScript. It has one important feature that makes it slightly better for developers and that is types. You may have never used types before, but let’s...
Typescript Getting Started

Typescript Getting Started

Typescript is a programming language that exists as a superset of Javascript. This means that you can write plain Javascript code in Typescript with a few caveats. The advantage of Typescript is that you can use types in your code, giving you more information when...
Serving Your Team With Emotion

Serving Your Team With Emotion

Teams are a mix of different kinds of people. Each person has their own ideas of what’s right and how things should be done. Within that group of people, someone usually rises to the top of the group as the leader. Recently, I’ve been reading a book on...
Why Websites Are Important For Indie Devs

Why Websites Are Important For Indie Devs

Creating a game or a game company is tough! Do you know how hard it is to get one person excited, let alone thousands? You can easily fade from the public eye if you’re not careful. Now, with that said, having a website can help you out massively. Why?...
Not Giving Up On Your Project

Not Giving Up On Your Project

Developing anything is a difficult task. Creating your dream game is no different. However, you have to realize you’re not alone in the process. I get what you might be feeling. You have no idea if there is a light at the end of the tunnel while you’re...
How In-Game Avatars Affect Players

How In-Game Avatars Affect Players

In-game avatars are something players are always in control of when playing many games. An avatar often acts as a way for the player to interact with the world and allow the player to feel like their decisions are important to them. Today, however, we’ll be...