Stop Telling New Game Designers (and Devs) to “Climb The Ladder”

Any social site where people talk about game design or game development will always have this one question frequently asked: “I have a lot of ideas for games but I don’t know how to program and I’m not good at art. How do I get into game design? My favorite game designers are X, Y, Continue reading Stop Telling New Game Designers (and Devs) to “Climb The Ladder”

Take a break, you earned it. 2017-03-06 Newsletter

New from the Blog… Actually, there’s nothing new on the blog this week. Over the past 5 days, I’ve been traveling and working a conference for my day job. I’ve been working on a couple really cool blog posts that will be tutorials with pictures and stuff. I’m really excited to get those out to Continue reading Take a break, you earned it. 2017-03-06 Newsletter

Consistency is the key to success. 2017-02-27 Newsletter

  New from the Blog… People are going to forget about you. They’re going to forget about your games, your art, your programming, and you. Pretty terrifying right? No one wants to hear that. Sorry for being so harsh, but you’re not doing anything to remind them who you are. That’s why you need to Continue reading Consistency is the key to success. 2017-02-27 Newsletter

Consistency is the most important part of your career.

People are going to forget about you. They’re going to forget about your games, your art, your programming, and you. Pretty terrifying right? No one wants to hear that. Sorry for being so harsh, but you’re not doing anything to remind them who you are. That’s why you need to be consistent. Consistency is the Continue reading Consistency is the most important part of your career.

Don’t forget to change your socks. ~ 2017-02-23 Newsletter

There is one item of G.I. gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and a dead grunt. Socks, cushion, sole, O.D. green. Try and keep your feet dry when we’re out humpin’. I want you boys to remember to change your socks wherever we stop. – Lieutenant Dan, Forest Gump Things change, Continue reading Don’t forget to change your socks. ~ 2017-02-23 Newsletter

The one thing that will save your gamedev career from certain failure.

This is a long post, so here are some important sections you can skip to: Why you need to be making money now. Why you need to get a day job. How to get a day job. How to make money playing video games. Download the FREE PDF of this article. You gotta eat. You Continue reading The one thing that will save your gamedev career from certain failure.

Write About Things Even When People Won’t Shut Up About Them

Raise your left hand if you’re sick of hearing about Pokemon Go. Raise your right hand if you’re playing Pokemon Go. Clap your hands if you’re sick of hearing about Pokemon Go even though you’re playing it. It seems like over half of the articles that have crossed my path this last week have been Continue reading Write About Things Even When People Won’t Shut Up About Them

Word Count Doesn’t Matter Online

I’ve been getting a question frequently: how long should my blog posts be? Is there a minimum word amount for blog posts? Maximum? No. There isn’t. People will tell you otherwise, but I’m telling you there isn’t. Side note: this only counts when online. Magazines and other print media will require specific word counts because Continue reading Word Count Doesn’t Matter Online