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Diary of a Game Developer: Episode 7 – Playtesting

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This post is part 7 in an on-going series about my adventures as a first time game developer. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here and part 6 here. In my last update I said that I was aiming to have the first draft of the game finished by the end of September so that I could present it at the next MRGS Demo Night, which was supposed to…

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Diary of a Game Developer: Episode 6 – Down To The Wire

Diary of a Game Developer Episode 6 | Gamerwife.com

This post is part 6 in an on-going series about my adventures as a first time game developer. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here and part 5 here. Finally, we are entering the home stretch. I’ve given myself an arbitrary deadline of the end of September 2016 to finish the game. I’ve also scheduled myself as a presenter at the Mount Royal Game Society October demo night to make sure that…

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Montreal Independent Games Festival 2016

MIGF 2016 Poster | Gamerwife.com

Over the weekend Rick and I had the extreme pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Montreal Independent Games Festival (MIGF for short). As you might recall, I was actually a judge at last year’s event, but this year I was able to attend as a civilian and go at my own pace. Sadly, as we had another event later that day we didn’t end up getting to try all of the games, but I definitely saw a few things I’m…

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Best Genres for Tandem Gaming

Best Genres for Tandem Gaming | Gamerwife.com

Regular readers of this blog will know that while I love playing games, and love playing games with my husband Rick, the difference in our respective video game skills can make that pretty difficult. Competitive games mean that I’m usually eating Rick’s dust for most of the experience while cooperative games mean that Rick has to carry me most of the way. However, we’ve found a way to enjoy playing games together where my skill deficit doesn’t matter. We play…

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Diary of a Game Developer: Episode 5 – The Get Down (To Work)

Game Dev Diary Ep 5 | Gamerwife.com

This post is part 5 in an on-going series about my adventures as a first time game developer. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here. My previous entry in this ongoing diary dealt mostly with my plotting out the “worst possible ending” for my game, and then getting caught up making a floor plan of the house where I was setting everything. This week’s development was meant to be centered around…

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