Category Archives: development tricks

Using different artists in a game

A complaint I heard (not too often to be honest) about Cursed Lands, was that some CG look different. Indeed, another artist did them, so that’s the reason. When writing the game, the original content was much less (in truth … Continue reading

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Perceived vs real success

I want to talk about an aspect of indie development/business which is very often ignored, but in my opinion is important: the perceived vs real success of a game. Recently I released two games, Cursed Lands and Love Bites. As … Continue reading

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Doing sequels is a good or bad idea?

First of all, a small announcement: like all years I’m doing a Summer Sale! Here are the links: https://itch.io/s/11532/summer-sale-older-games 75% off for older games https://itch.io/s/11536/summer-sale-newer-games 50% off for games released in last 2 years Back to the post topic: as … Continue reading

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The ‘vocal minority’, feature creep and keeping yourself sane

One of the many custom screens I added to Cursed Lands. Feature creep? yup I always wanted to write a blog post about the topics in the title, so here I am. First let’s start with a premise: what makes … Continue reading

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Amber’s Magic Shop officially out!

First of all, public service announcement: after a month of very intensive testing, my dating sim with optional crafting gameplay Amber’s Magic Shop it’s finally out! You can download a demo and get more info at the game’s official page: … Continue reading

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