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Posted by Jeremy Alessi on 12/02/19 10:31:00 am in Indie
In episode 13, Jeremy waxes nostalgic about Thanksgiving Day gaming memories and covers the latest news.

Posted by Simon Carless on 11/30/19 04:08:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes a look at the long, long-awaited Shenmue 3, a book of poetry about Super Mario World, a great video on loneliness in games, Disco Elysium, Vader Immortal, and so much more.

Posted by Ruben Torres Bonet on 11/26/19 10:28:00 am in Indie
1 core, 2 cores, 4 cores, 8 cores, 16 cores! Who's got more? The more cores, the better. The Unity Job System will squeeze them all, right? Yeah, probably. But what if Unity was over-milking your CPU? Would that be a problem?

Posted by Simon Carless on 11/24/19 05:18:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes a video & other notes on VR surprise Half-Life: Alyx, some very odd economy-related shenanigans in Planet Zoo, plus Apple Arcade games you missed, the latest on Google Stadia, and a whole bunch more besides.

Posted by Jeremy Alessi on 11/22/19 10:22:00 am in Indie
In episode 12, Jeremy chats with Nathan Jester and Derek Hampton at Brown Chicken Brown Cow in downtown Hampton. Nathan and Derek are local indie developers and long-time PixelFest participants.

Posted by Ruben Torres Bonet on 11/21/19 10:25:00 am in Indie
Your unity scene hierarchy is reducing the performance of your game. That we knew from last post. But what can you do about it? Let's find out.

Posted by Simon Carless on 11/16/19 04:01:00 pm in Indie
This week's roundup includes impressions of a plethora of new releases, from Superliminal to Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword & Shield, plus behind the scenes at the ESRB, how World Of Warcraft changed things (for good and ill), and lots more besides.

Posted by Simon Carless on 11/13/19 01:05:00 pm in Indie
This time out, I thought it would be interesting to look - incredibly specifically - at Steam search suggestions. That is, the games that pop up when you start typing in things in Steam search.

Posted by John Harris on 11/13/19 10:23:00 am in Indie
This is an excerpt chapter from the book Level Up: A JRPG Creator's Handbook, available in the current Storybundle, about using non-transitive character and monster powers to design interesting encounters.

Posted by Ruben Torres Bonet on 11/12/19 10:48:00 am in Indie
You've optimized all of the low-hanging fruits of your game. Except that you didn't. You missed a sneaky, non-so-obvious spot: optimizing your Unity Scene Hierarchy.