Why My Book Isn't Free, But Is

Why My Book Isn’t Free, But Is

The first thing those with penchant for smugness like to ask of my book (Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away) is, “why isn’t…

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Why I'm Running 10K For SpecialEffect

Why I’m Running 10K For SpecialEffect

With a disabled relative I have seen the frustration that being unable to interact with the world can bring. This exclusion very often includes videogames,…

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My Book Arrived (Including Unboxing Video)

My Book Arrived (Including Unboxing Video)

I finally got my author copies of Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away and, despite being hit with a import bill of £143.60,…

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Why I'm Excited By The Microconsole

Why I’m Excited By The Microconsole

I’ve been publicly negative about the onslaught of the microconsoles for a little while. Yet, since Microsoft and Sony both seem to be ignoring the…

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Chat with Vlambeer: Evil F2P, Cloning and Ridiculous Fishing

Chat with Vlambeer: Evil F2P, Cloning and Ridiculous Fishing

Following a Twitter discussion between me and Rami on his use of the term “evil” in regards to F2P we agreed to have a Skype…

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Sony, You're Getting Indie Wrong

Sony, You’re Getting Indie Wrong

The explosion of “indie” (I don’t like the word) has been unmissable in the industry over the last two years: An arts and crafts movement…

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Children and Unauthorised IAPs: How Bad Is the Problem?

Children and Unauthorised IAPs: How Bad Is the Problem?

Pretty bad it would seem. A report by Microsoft, covered by the Guardian’s Stuart Dredge, has chucked out these stats on the UK: 28% of…

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A Technique For Prototyping 2D iPhone Games

A Technique For Prototyping 2D iPhone Games

I’ve written about how the design process should be filled with quickly testing theories. Videogames are complex and their constituent parts rarely interact in the…

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On Cloning

On Cloning

A common misconception in games is that it’s all about a “good idea”. That the right synapses fire in some creative genius’ mind, they fart…

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Books For Your Games Business

Books For Your Games Business

There have been a lot of books over the years that have refined my thinking on games for the better. Forcing me to question and…

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