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[Gaming] How Community Management Helps Solo Devs

Posted by Chris G. on Nov 21, 2017 10:45:24 AM

3 minute read

 

Working alone is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have complete creative freedom and report to nobody but yourself. On the other, you must handle all creative and technical work, marketing, outreach, and manage the business itself. While just the sheer volume of work can be overwhelming, the sense of responsibility and feeling overextended can be emotionally and physically exhausting for many creators.

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Topics: Gaming

[Gaming] Two-Tiered Releases: the Future for Indies

Posted by Chris G. on Nov 8, 2017 12:30:52 PM

4 minute read

 

You’ve heard it a million times: the game industry is overcrowded and the marketplace is saturated. There are a hundred ways to approach this conundrum and stand out in a crowd, but for the smallest indies (let’s say nano-scale developers), many of these approaches still surpass a reasonable time and resource investment for one to two person teams.

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Topics: Gaming

[Gaming] Managing Community Toxicity

Posted by Chris G. on Oct 30, 2017 8:00:50 AM

3 minute read

The latest hot topic in the Overwatch community (and most popular first-person shooter communities) is toxicity; specifically, how to manage serious toxicity within a generally positive and supportive community.

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[Gaming] Community Managers: How to Maintain the Unmaintainable

Posted by Chris G. on Oct 23, 2017 10:56:52 AM

3 minute read

As you’ve likely heard by now, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has recently taken over the online gaming scene.

It was just announced that it has smashed past records for most concurrent players on Steam, at a whopping 1.34 million. Regardless of your preferred platform or distribution network, this record speaks volumes about the current and future state of the game.

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Topics: Gaming

[Gaming] Your Studio is a Business: Run it Like One

Posted by Chris G. on Oct 17, 2017 8:00:31 AM

2 minute read

With a record-breaking number of games hitting the digital shelves, it’s safe to assume that there are more independent developers fighting for attention than ever before. Steam is adding hundreds of new games daily, with no signs of slowing down despite more challenging conditions for smaller players.

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Topics: Gaming

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