Guest Blog

Guest Blog: The Very Basics of Game Prototyping, Part One

While creators seem to be getting better at the prototyping process, there are still new creators making waves on Kickstarter every week. That’s why I wanted to start covering elements of crowdfunding that I often take for granted, but are crucial to the process of self-publishing. I invited Jonathan Thwaites to contribute a two-part lesson on prototyping and I hope you enjoy it. Part One will focus on rapidly creating basic prototypes, while Part Two will focus on manufacturing higher…

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Stephanie Kwok: Getting Lost in the Crowd

Stephanie Kwok of First Fish Games knows a thing or two about having the oxygen stolen out of the room by larger and more successful publishers. Seeing as a lot of campaigns were being negatively affected by 7th Continent’s massive success recently, I figured it was timely to invite her to talk about what she experienced during her relaunch effort and why she may have been better off in the long run for doing so. You can pre-order the First…

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Eduardo Baraf: Theme is a Product

Eduardo Baraf is the head honcho over at Pencil First Games, having published many critically acclaimed titles and helped out the community at large with his YouTube content and guest posts online. His product, Herbaceous, even made the Reviewers Game of the Quarter this Spring. I asked Ed to write this guest post about how he got into the specific niche of serene theming in games, and he graciously accepted. You still have a few days left to support Eduardo…

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When Scythe Fans Create Sub-communities

One of the beautiful things about Kickstarter is that fans from all walks of life and creative capacities will create right alongside the creator. Fans often mold games into a custom solution for their play group. Matthew Duhan is one such fan, so I invited him to talk about his journey from simply being a fan of Stonemaier Games’ Scythe to launching his very own 3D-printed game storage business. You can support Matthew’s Kickstarter campaign here. Immersive Worlds Scythe by…

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