We have the biggest, most diverse world wide game market in history, but these companies are not making money. In addition, I think that these game companies are in trouble similar to industries such as music and newspapers.
Welcome to the new digs of Make It Big In Games. MBG is now running a Tim Aste design on our shiny new One Press Community (OPC) theme and WordPress 2.7. OPC is one of the first offerings of our new company, Push Button Labs. While I don’t want to announce all that it will […]
Backing down from your initial expectations for your game can be a good thing.
After several months of being undercover we are finally opening our new start up to the world. Push Button Labs has put up an initial site. While we are not exactly announcing our products yet, there are some hints as to where we are going. Our mission statement is: Make great products with people that […]
When all of the headlines around you are blaring that the world is coming to an end, the economy will never bounce back, and “it’s different this time”, you should be backing up the truck, and be moving in the opposite direction. From Blog Post Pics As the chart below shows, every company I have […]
I am beginning to think that Flash games are going to be a great place for Indie developers to find a huge audience and make a living. In fact, I have been giving a game design presentation called Games for the Non-Hardcore, in which I outline a lot of facts about Flash and why it […]
I have found out that you can’t simultaneously resign from your old company, start a new company, move that company into new offices, remodel a house, start a farm, move into a new house, repair and sell the old house, work on three game concepts, teach game design classes, and blog. Something had to go, […]
Google has the best search. That lead to its awesome email service. Which lead to assembling some fairly nice cloud based applications such as Calendar and Documents. And acquiring YouTube, of course, which seemed a stretch to their services, but I’m glad they did it, so YT would have enough backend to keep going. Maps, […]
Today is Bill Gates‘ last day on the job at Microsoft, and I find it a little sad and nostalgic. Believe it or not, there are very few people in the world that have been more influential on the game industry than Bill. Probably Miamoto, but I can’t readily think of any body else. Of […]
If you want to get into the games business working for yourself or a big publisher or you want to move from working for a publisher to being independent or vice versa, this is the most important question you can ask yourself. What are you doing right now to make it happen? The easiest thing […]