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What Game Development Blogs Do You Read?

04-12-2011, 11:23 AM
What Game Development Blogs Do You Read?

I think it would be nice to get a resource of blogs that we personally read and follow that are related to game development and the industry in general. Here's the ones I frequent on a daily basis:

http://20thlevelmarketing.blogspot.com/ - Amazing insights into the gaming market, marketing tips from a pro, great info

http://venturebeat.com/category/games/ - Mostly to drool over how much VC is going to social gaming startups. Great to get a feel for what's popular and what's coming down the pipe soon.

http://gamesfromwithin.com/ - A local developer with a great blog. Not updated frequently, but good solid articles.

http://appvised.com/ - New blog about marketing tips for developers. He's new, but I've got high hopes for this one.

http://www.interactive-entertainment.net/ - Good advice from very experienced game designers

So those are the game development blogs I frequent for advice. What should I add to that list?

Last edited by BravadoWaffle; 04-12-2011 at 01:19 PM.
04-12-2011, 11:29 AM
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http://playthisthing.com/ - some interesting insights into innovative games and styles. I always discover some neat things here.

http://www.indiegames.com/blog/ - one of the best sources on indie games

http://nmccoy.net/ - lots of small games based on unique or simple design concepts. new one is released every week or so.

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04-12-2011, 11:43 AM
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This is a great post...I also enjoy reading gamesfromwithin and also venture beat's game section.

http://www.struct.ca Another blog I frequent is... It's written by Matt Rix (the guy who developed TrainYard for iOS). He usually has some good topics.

http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ - They have some pretty good topics from time to time.

Shameless plug ...
http://blog.fine-dandy.com - Mine is rather new, but I'm trying to make it a place that takes more of a business approach to the game development market and well as mentioning tools/frameworks/books etc that have helped me. (more or less specifically iOS).
04-12-2011, 12:31 PM
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Why aren't you sold on Appvised.com yet may I ask?
04-12-2011, 01:18 PM
Originally Posted by Appvised View Post
Why aren't you sold on Appvised.com yet may I ask?
Actually what I should have said is "It's new but I have high hopes for this one." I'll edit my statement above to reflect that.

So far I've really loved the articles you are putting up and your interview with Big Pixel Studios was great stuff!
04-12-2011, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BravadoWaffle View Post
So far I've really loved the articles you are putting up and your interview with Big Pixel Studios was great stuff!
Thank you that's nice to hear. I'll prove myself since I'm new. More good articles, more interviews...
04-13-2011, 04:50 AM
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i subscribe to

a (often good) post on ios-dev each day from around the intertubes, both regarding development and marketing.
it is also a nice way to find new blogs to follow.

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Last edited by kakburk; 04-13-2011 at 04:54 AM.
04-13-2011, 08:45 AM
We recently brought on a guy to do regular blog updates, about time I must say. We're now on idevblogaday as well, so, that's fun.

Here it is: http://sinecureind.tumblr.com - one day we'll spruce up the layout.

Oh! And thanks for all the links up there, a few I read already but there are a few that seem pretty worthwhile. Keep this thread going!
04-13-2011, 12:56 PM
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http://www.pocketgamer.biz/ is always a good read. Nice interviews.

And I second http://idevblogaday.com/
04-14-2011, 05:32 AM
hey, thx for sharing those blogs! i've recently looked out for them, however its rather hard to find good ones.
my personal recommendation is http://pocketgamer.biz , it has been named here already. Its the development/business companion to http://pocketgamer.uk