Category: Opinion Heavy

Misconception Monday #6 – Selling Out

There’s something about indie game development (or any form or independent artistic endeavour) that can breed an attitude that anything you do from a business standpoint is considered ‘anti-indie’. That you can’t combine artistic endeavour with business management is a massive myth and one that I think really does handicap a lot of developers. Let’s talk about a few of the areas where accusations and fears of ‘selling out’ are …

Discord’s new store is good news, but a 70/30 split is not

This week, Discord announced they will be adding a storefront to their game focused chat and voice software. You’re probably familiar with the size of Discord already, but if not, the program has 150 million users and 19 million of those use it every single day. That means on full launch, the Discord store could actually be the first serious competition in the PC gaming space since GOG started …

What does the Unity Dev Report actually tell us?

Unity recently surveyed 1,455 game studios asking all sorts of interesting questions. In case you don’t have time to sit through the entire report, here are some interesting observations. Well, hopefully interesting. A word of warning: this a very wide sampling of studios, and the numbers are skewed firstly by the inclusion of some massive, non-independent studios and secondly by the mobile market. Unity tries to fix this by …