We spoke with Michal of Shockwork Games about the development of Alder’s Blood and designing an original tactical strategy game. Read more…
Both Anodyne and Anodyne 2 appear to have the trappings of the standard “indie game”: whether it is copying the isometric perspective of 8-bit titles to a basic 3D platformer. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a game that can be charming, disturbing; and is one of the best embodiments of the mantra of indie development — creating the game you want to make.
Today’s video looks at the idea of making a game confusing or mysterious to learn, and why this often backfires on the developer.
Videogames are art, and arguably some of the most artistic developers out there are in the indie space. Indie developers can explore the medium in ways that the AAA developers aren’t able to do. With that said, there is one area that I continue to see indie designers fail to grasp — the balance of the artist and the business when it comes to game design and gameplay