Today’s Critical Thought turns to Early Access and the disaster of Space Base DF-9. Space Base DF-9 was Double Fine’s attempt at Dwarf Fortress play, but issues with production and managing the project. Today’s video is a lesson on what not to do when on Early Access.
Prison Architect is the most successful game from Introversion and the current poster child for Early Access success. The growth from the alpha builds gives us a model for game development that designers should be taking notes on.
Today’s Critical Thought is on the importance of playtesting your video game. The use of testing has changed over the years; with early access now the popular option. I talked about the work I did and why as a developer you need to take and process all criticism and comments about your game to heart.
After a long development on Early Access, Gaslamp Games’ second title Clockwork Empires is finally here. While it still shows the promise of a steampunk-lovecraft city builder, there have been some changes to the plan.