Design the game, not the player. Let the player’s choices and actions shape their own experience.
I wish more live service games would embrace this philosophy. 🕹️
TL;DR: In game dev, success comes from delivering something new and fresh. Copying others won’t cut it. Therefore, mash-up genres and give players the freedom to create their own unique experiences. That’s how you stand out. 🕹️
It’s been a relaxing break, but it’s rained quite a bit. So, we decided to go through the Sinister Six campaign. Just got to the final villain.
Got to check out a penny arcade museum at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco yesterday and it was pretty awesome. However, I did see a bunch of games I used to play as a kid in the museum. So, now I feel old. 🕹️
Not knowing what “done” looks like is the equivalent to running a marathon without a finish line.
🕹️ I’m calling it now: the GOTY will be an action-adventure game, because, if we’re honest, that’s pretty much who wins every year. #TheGameAwards
Sunday morning walk after a rainy day.
Cold. Windy. Rainy. Going to light a fire and stay in my pajamas all day. Remote work is a beautiful thing.
🕹️ A friend and I recently started working on a freeware game called Merchants of Mie and it’s been a lot of fun. However, this is my first time working on a turn-based tabletop style video game. So, I’m probably making every mistake imaginable.
“Introduce yourself with five TV shows” 📺:
📺 I’ve watched a lot of tv shows in my life, but Chuck will always be in my top 5 of all time. So, if you haven’t seen it, do your eyeballs a favor!
Commercial #gamedev pays the bills and allows me to contribute to an industry I love, but freeware gamedev corrects the soul and reminds me of the joys of making games.
I feel like more devs making freeware games leads to a happier industry.
“Introduce yourself with five video games” 🕹️ This was surprisingly hard:
My curiosity got the best of me, and I finally joined Mastodon (game dev server). But I have no idea what I’m doing. So, if anyone has any tips for getting started, I’ll gladly take any advice I can get.
SM companies make it so easy to distribute content. But, relying on Twitter and SM platforms to distribute our content will always be risky.
Own your content! Post to your own site first and then syndicate content out to other platforms. Stay independent on the web.
Today I started playing around with AI art generation with #dalle2
Here’s a colorful graffiti painting of a corgi.
Game design tip: The simplest way to make an interesting game is to give it unusual design constraints.
We @HomeTeamGameDev just released our 100th game! This was a fun project to contribute to. gamkedo.itch.io/springfie… #gamedev
She’s had a long day.
Rediscovering the joy of doodling in MS Paint 🎨 #pixelart
This week in hobby #gamedev I added some new building and ship models to @HomeTeamGameDev Time Cannon. Fleshing out the environment has been a ton of fun. #indiedev #screenshotsaturday