If you’re an indie game team leader or member with big dreams of indie success, read this highly praised book. If you read only one book this year, read this book. Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur of the scrappiest kind. He is so smart and has tons of experience making a business work in today’s world. This book is a question and answer session, where his followers ask the questions, and he answers them. So the topics come straight out of the mind of striving entrepreneurs.
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The latest change that has hit us is Unity 2018. I’d heard lots of good things about the new version, but the thought of possibly blowing up the game we’d been working on for the past 5 years nauseated me. I forced the team to procrastinate it until we knew exactly what would happen and had a plan in place. For an indie game design team, updating software can be risky because if it breaks the game, then the time it will take to fix it can be daunting. We were going from version 5.6.2f1 all the way up to version 2018, so it was a significant upgrade. We finally felt that the updates Unity made to the software merited taking the risk. It would put us on better footing for future releases when we serialize DANIKA DIRE, anyway. Sometimes, you just have to take the leap knowing that you have version control in place if everything goes nips up.
Today, I’m feeling a shift in the air. I recently did an evaluation of the work we have left to do on Chapter 01 to get it ready for Launch (capital L intentional), and I did what I do best: I made a spreadsheet. This kind of task management is at the core of Agile game design. We estimated the time it would take to do each task and divvied them up among the teammates. With this, I was able to make a ballpark guesstimate at when we might be finished.
Games Omniverse welcomes freelance artist Sally Jackson. This self-taught talent from Cambridge in the UK can’t remember a time she did not draw. She’s worked on other point-and-click Hidden Object Games and is an avid gamer whose favorites include survivor horror such as Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Fatal Frame.
Greetings, gamers! My name is Jason Mellott and I have the privilege of being the UI Programmer for Games Omniverse. Although a Pennsylvania native (go Phillies!), I currently reside in sunny San Diego, California. Oh, and I absolutely love all things games and gaming!
Hello. I’m Josh, a programmer/developer here at Games Omniverse. I reside in a tiny little town in Illinois with my beautiful wife and my two amazing children, who all inspire me daily. I received my B.S. in Game Programming in 2011 and have been trying to scratch my way into the game industry.
Curtis hails from the great state of Illinois, by way of the bustling metropolis of Lincoln… a town he came to call home following his many storied years of accreditation at Western Illinois University, and many more less storied years of living in Macomb. While not having much in the way of formal training, Curtis has been drawing and doodling his way through life since about the time he could first wrap his fat little fingers around a crayon.
My thoughts for today… When you’re working on an indie game, in your spare time, progress can sometimes seem to crawl. But, I spent some time today looking back on where we started four years ago, and how much we’ve accomplished since then. We began with nothing more than a dream and some chutzpah. There […]
Hello, I’m Autumn—your friendly, neighborhood animator! I’m working with the team to get some movement flowing through Danika’s life and her world. I’m normally very quiet but I’ll break out of my comfort zone for a second and tell you bit about me. I’ve been studying animation since high school and I’m currently a student at Animation Mentor.
Hey everyone! I’m taking a break from a crazy semester of school to share something super cool. I think you’ll find it as interesting as I do. In fact, maybe you already heard about it. In any case, I’m taking a class on indigenous cultures of the Pacific North West, and while researching, I found this news story, and it has experts baffled. You know how I find this sort of stuff interesting. Unknown, unsolved, and unusual happenings. They’re all around, after all. Anyway, I thought it was really neat finding this and had to share.
Have you ever dreamed of having a superpower? If so, great news, your dreams have come true. Bad news, we’re talking because you have not been doing well with your choice training. Yes I am 100% serious. Now pay attention! Try this game to make sure you are really paying attention. Choice is a fundamental […]
What starts as a normal train ride quickly takes a dark turn as mysterious hooded creatures terrorize passengers! Can you uncover what they’re after and stop them before it’s too late? Find out in this rousing hidden-object puzzle adventure!
Hello everyone! Daniel here on behalf of Games Omniverse, I would like to talk for a moment about sharing and share some more of the work that is happening over here at Games Omniverse with the Danika Dire series that we have in the works. Here at Games Omniverse we are proud of the work […]