Posts tagged indie games

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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Valve just screwed a bit more small indie teams

I already talked about the problems with the “recent review score” on Steam here (http://www.over00.com/index.php/archives/3141) and I was actually preparing another post about how the review system on Steam is problematic and could be improved (like how a thumb up/down system doesn’t encourage nuanced reviews as in the end you just see the score based […]

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What made No Man’s Sky hype exactly?

I haven’t played No Man’s Sky and don’t exactly plan to. Not because of the negativity surrounding this game right now but because I simply never got on its hype train and kinda figured that actually playing the game might not be that fun after all. The hype surrounding this game was so big and […]

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The difficulty of reaching players when you didn’t release a “hit”

Last week, a DLC for March of the Living was released: The Three of Us. You can check it here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/502560/ I also invite you to check this post from the person who wrote this DLC, Brian “Psychochild” Green: http://psychochild.org/?p=1421 While March of the Living (MotL) did well, it doesn’t qualify as a “hit”. This means that […]

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Dazed and confused – The search for my next game

With March of the Living having done well, I am now living the dream of being paid to think about game development all day long. It’s pretty cool. There’s one small problem though, I have no idea what game I will work on next. Sure, I won’t make anyone cry over this but if you’re […]

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