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My Invisible Alec Holowka

You know that old trope in cartoons, where a character has a devil or angel on their shoulder who criticizes their every decision? I have one of these on my shoulder.  I have an Invisible Alec Holowka. For those who don’t know, Alec is a long-time indie developer.  He is the co-creator of Aquaria, host of…

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“Must Play” Games – Chosen by Devs for Devs

Last week I did a little survey on Facebook and Twitter (thanks to everyone for the RT’s) asking game developers to pick 3 games from the current generation (last 8 years) that they feel are “Must Play” games for other developers. There are a lot of great games out there and it’s easy to miss…

Ray's new adventures will take him to the far corners of the world (and beyond?)

Ray Ardent Returns

Three years ago I launched my first indie game: a high speed platformer made in Flash called Ray Ardent: Science Ninja.   It was well received, landing on the front page of Armor Games, Kongregate, New Grounds and many other portals. It’s been played over 3 million times. I think it’s a pretty shitty game. It…

My presentation at the Full Indie Summit (Guitar Photoshopped)

Full Indie Summit talk – The 50/50 Rule

About a couple of months before Brian Provinciano’s Full Indie Summit, Brian asked me if there were any talks I wanted to do. I thought about redoing my GDC talk (Shellrazer – Designing In App Purchase Without Losing Your Soul), but honestly, it was so close to GDC, I was a little burnt out on…