Game industry

Will we ever see less discounts on Steam?

No discount for the Autumn Sale You probably haven’t noticed but some games are not “participating” in the Autumn Sale. Games likes Rimworld, Planet Explorers,¬†Xenonauts and probably many more I don’t know about (it’s hard enough to find specific games with discounts during a seasonal sale so finding those without discounts is even more difficult). […]

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Steam Dev Days – I didn’t miss much but still wish I would have gone

I’d love to go at Steam Dev Days one day but not for the talks or the foolish hope that it would help me to generate more sales. I’d be meeting fellow devs I’ve been chatting with for some years and it’d might be a good way to meet new people who maybe might help […]

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Ubisoft wants to help indie devs, unless you’re a solo dev…

Ubisoft launched the Indie Series which is an¬†annual competition for independent game development studios in Canada, offering funding, mentorship, and creative, marketing and financial tools. This includes $50,000 in funding. From what I see there doesn’t seem to have any strings attached for winning. It says the game will be distributed through the UPlay PC […]

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Why is selling good games so hard?

This title isn’t from me; it’s from an early access postmortem of the game Book of Demons that you can read here: https://thingtrunk.com/bod-early-access-launch-postmortem/ I don’t like this question. Different indie devs getting similar results might come to different conclusions and it’s really hard to get people to read between the lines to see the real […]

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How useful are user reviews anyway

After 7 years of marriage I finally booked our honeymoon in Cuba! Or you could say I just booked some random beach vacation for this winter since it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a honeymoon 7 years after the fact… I’m a really careful guy when it comes to money and before […]

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