Tutorial Design in Puzzledorf: Reflections

Teaching people how to play your game is a critical component of game design - and yet a lot of players hate tutorials. So how to teach people without boring them? Better still, how to provide a tutorial that players don't think of as a tutorial? This article discusses the subject through the lens of Puzzledorf.

50k Trailer Views on Puzzledorf!

The announcement trailer for Puzzledorf has just hit a new milestone today - over 50,000 views! Wow! I am so excited! Given that this game has taken so much time and energy to develop, not to mention going back to study to gain extra skills in programming and business, to put all of that time... Continue Reading →

AIE Incubator Program & Puzzledorf

My upcoming game, Puzzledorf, has been a side project of mine for several years. It has existed in one form or another while I have studied Games Programming and Business at AIE, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. AIE are a college that specialises in educating people in games and visual effects for movies. They have done a fantastic job of... Continue Reading →

Work Healthier Hours, Make Better Games

I was reading an article yesterday by the developers of Slime Rancher. It talks about crunch in the industry, but gives a unique perspective of their own experience. According to the article, they have maintained 40 hour work weeks, and furthermore, do not believe they have made a successful game despite those hours - they... Continue Reading →

Retro Game Colour Palettes And Tools

This post contains a bunch of colour palettes you can use in your games and pixel art projects, as well as some resources for helping you to automatically generate or manually create your own palettes, as well as some other resources. Updated periodically as I discover more stuff.

Sell your Indie Games for free

THE STU REVIEW – So you've made a game - now what do you do with it? Do you sell it on Steam? Or do you attempt the mobile market, hoping to stand out against millions of other games? Or perhaps there's another way? In steps Itch.io. Itch.io is free for developers to sell their games -... Continue Reading →

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