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The NYC Games Forum: Unlocking New York City’s Game Industry

Over 30 indie games were available to play at the NYC Game Forum's inaugural playtest night, garnering major press coverage.

You are an indie game developer in a major American city. You pull out your calendar app. So the rapid prototyping workshop is on Monday… and Disasterpeace’s talk on procedural music is on Tuesday… I can work out of Microsoft’s

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Monetizing Meaning in Games: The Mind Behind the Nexbit Craze

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As far as game stars go, Eddie Rhodes comes across unusually blunt. Maybe the confidence came when his game attracted a following, became a cult hit, and starting making real money. Maybe it’s all a façade, carefully designed to fully

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The Indie’s Guide to Harnessing Press Momentum with Icarus Proudbottom

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It’s impossible to accuse Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing of false advertising. After glancing at the title, you’d expect to find a goofy take on the earnest but dated educational games of yore like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Number Munchers, and

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The Grasshopper Method: Building Honest Buzz for Your Game

The Grasshopper Round Table, a touch-based game table designed for social play.

They were saying how it reminded them of the glory days of the arcade. They talked about how it was something they didn’t realize they needed so badly. They spoke about the new kinds of games it could enable. They

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