What goes in to video game development?

What goes in to video game development?
There are many people who turn to video games in order to escape reality. But how many of them know how much hard work and effort goes into creating video games? The video game development process is a complex one and in order for a video game to be considered good, it needs to have a good concept, story and character development. Game development isn't as simple as it looks. Let's try and explain how it works by breaking

5 Factors to Consider Before Outsourcing Mobile Game Development

5 Factors to Consider Before Outsourcing Mobile Game Development
I've covered this topic before, but my recent review of Secrets to Rapid Game Development reminded me that this is still an important topic. We all come up with amazing game ideas but not necessarily have skills to develop those ideas into fully functional games. We need to hire or partner with game development studio’s to convert our idea into engaging game. Choosing the right developer, or development studio is most important decision and requires serious deliberation. Before approaching the

Can Playing Browser Games Teach us Anything?

Can Playing Browser Games Teach us Anything?
In today's reality, when we hardly have enough time for everything, it is worth finding such pastime that will provide us with some additional benefits apart from pure entertainment. All kinds of video games are usually criticised as being time-consuming. They are seen as worthless, thoughtless "clicking". Is it right? Are free games worse than paid ones? Free online games are most commonly criticised. Our society generally believes that if something is offered for free then it must be

Which App Stores Should You Submit Your App to?

Which App Stores Should You Submit Your App to?
Many people ask which mobile app stores they should design and upload their mobile game to.  It's a fair question since there are requirements and expenses for almost all of them.  I'll cover the top 3 mobile app stores that you should be targeting with your mobile game. Apple iTunes Store Of course, first and foremost is the Apple iTunes Store.  Let's face it, they were really the first and I believe they are still the largest and most

What You Can Learn From the Top Grossing Games – Part 1

What You Can Learn From the Top Grossing Games – Part 1
This past week, we went over how to incorporate elements of free to play games into your own games to help them leverage some of the momentum that these free to play seem to get.  Even if you're not creating a free to play game, the advantages to having an enthusiastic and engaged audience should be evident. Today's we're going to continue along that tangent and look at the top 10 Gross iPhone Games as of August 10th, according to

5 Tips to Marketing Indie Games on a Shoestring Budget

5 Tips to Marketing Indie Games on a Shoestring Budget
Recently, I read an article on marketing indie apps on a shoestring budget and it caught my attention and I wanted to give my thoughts on the article and some of the statistics and ideas I bring up. The original article can be found: http://todaysweb.net/5-tips-to-market-indie-game-apps-on-a-shoestring-budget/ As an indie game developer, most of us have tons of ideas that we are so sure will be killer.  We have bought into the old "If you build it, they will come" idea.