Prospects for Indie Devs, with Jeremiah Reid

Today on the show I have a conversation with Jeremiah Reid, a software dev and indie Rogue-like game developer. Jeremiah first came on my radar when he wrote this article on the topic of the “Indie Game Apocalypse”, wherein he mentioned my work and its difficulty getting press and sales, despite the fact that I … Continue reading "Prospects for Indie Devs, with Jeremiah Reid"

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Solving some major problems in turn-based tactical wargames

I’ve always been a turn-based tactical wargame fan, since I discovered they existed. I was super into X-Com (particularly the 1995 version), the Advance Wars games, Jagged Alliance, SRPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics, Western-style RPGs with tactical combat such as Temple of Elemental Evil or Fallout 1 or 2, or even 4X games that had … Continue reading "Solving some major problems in turn-based tactical wargames"

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A conversation with Elizabeth Hargrave

Today I spoke with Elizabeth Hargrave. After playing her game Wingspan and reading some interviews with her, I thought she’d be a great person to have on to talk about some of the stuff I’ve been exploring in terms of strategy games and their relationship to violence, both mechanically and thematically speaking. She had a … Continue reading "A conversation with Elizabeth Hargrave"

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How to not-hate marketing, Kickstarter tips, and my next big game

Today’s episode is not a theory-heavy episode at all. Instead, we have a lot of practical advice and other game development thoughts that may be helpful to anyone else who, like me, wants to make and try to sell their own games. On the docket for today: How to not hate marketing (partially by not … Continue reading "How to not-hate marketing, Kickstarter tips, and my next big game"

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Improving readability in Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge development is going really well! As of this writing, we’ve got four days left on the Kickstarter, and during the time it’s been running I’ve gotten a ton of feedback about the layout, design, things like that. We’re still in the process of upgrading everything, but I have come across a bunch of … Continue reading "Improving readability in Dragon Bridge"

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