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WindWord Development Notes

So I’ve been building games professionally for 24 years now. Do I have a process? Not one, but several. And none of those are how I made WindWord. It started out as a basic idea for a quick word game, something I could punch out in a few days. You have a word search grid […]

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cribbage vs Robots

I’m experiencing a bit of a creative streak recently, creating several new games so far this year. I returned to app game development after more than a year away from it. My first game in this series, Island Golf, was a success in that I enjoyed making it, remained focused on the app all through […]

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 10:34 am by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Island Golf Development Notes

Island Golf is my first new game in more than a year. That’s probably my longest drought since I started making games in 1995. I’ve been busy developing online courses and had been discouraged by the lackluster performance of my last few games and the App Store in general. Back in December I actually went […]

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 10:54 am by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A Free-First Approach: Thoughts On Mobile Game Monetization

I’m finishing up my first new mobile game in a while. I need to figure out how to monetize it. I wish there was a group or forum with other mobile game creators where I can talk about this stuff, but I haven’t found one. So I’ll talk about it here and maybe come to […]

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The iPhone X Is Not a Good Gaming Device

So I recently went on high alert after getting an email from AdMob saying that we all need to update our apps so the ads aren’t messed up on the iPhone X screen. This was a few weeks before the iPhone X existed in the world. But we only had 2 weeks after that release […]

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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