Worth Reading is a weekly rundown of interesting stuff I've found. Sharing is caring! <3
We skipped a couple weeks of this series due to going all-in on our showcase at Salt Lake Gaming Con. Let's catch up!
IGF 2016 opens call for submissions
PSA: Get yo' indie games submitted by October 26th!
A newbie's guide to exhibiting at events
This guide by Kyle Pittman is probably the most comprehensive and immediately useful resource I've ever found for devs getting ready to exhibit at their first event. We've done probably approaching a dozen events for Legacy of the Elder Star now and this is totally the article we would've written if we'd had the time.
tinyBuild's Gamescom survival guide
If you want even more advice for showcasing at events, check out tinyBuild's guide. They say it's for Gamescom but really it's almost all broadly applicable to events of all shapes and sizes (but especially the larger ones).
The making of Overland
If you're bootstrapping production of your own indie game and/or even remotely serious about doing this for a living/as a business, then you absolutely must read Adam Saltsman's The Making of Overland right now.
And then read it again.
And keep reading it until you know it by heart. It's a rare dose of real, unvarnished truth about the business of indie game development.
Make a difference
Why do we all agree that Gamergate is totally shitty yet we stand behind the same kind of mob using the same kinds of tactics when the target is a dude who shot a lion?
Internet mob justice ain't as black-and-white we'd like to think it is, and we could all do with a healthy dose of introspection about that.
No girl wins: three ways women unlearn their love of video games
Just read it. I sure as hell can't do it justice.