Dev Tech: GoDot Tilemap Tips You Need Now

Let’s talk about Godot tilemaps. Have you ever played a 2D platformer or Metroidvania and wanted to know how it is made? Maybe you are already making one. I’m back for another insight into the cryptic, enigmatic, secretive, open-source world of indie game development. Tongue-in-cheek there. But I am reaching out to you devs out there to talk about some very useful primary knowledge in Godot TileMaps! Particularly beginners. Before You Start This… Read the rest

Dark Dragonkin is A Little, Simple Indie I Played

Dark Dragonkin is an indie dev project from Twintertainment that is a top-down pixelized fantasy RPG/dungeon-crawler. Players control multiple characters in a group to make them work together to defeat enemies and advance the story. This game is still deep in the dev process with a potential audience of RPG fans and general indie gamers. It feels very attended to as a solo dev project though, and the potential to scale abilities and… Read the rest

5 Great Itch.IO Games to Try

I recently, officially delved into a world which is mysterious yet intriguing on the game review front to me. That world is Itch.io. If you are unfamiliar with this website, it is an all inclusive community of solo-dev and indie dev game projects. It’s got everything from free games to digital game building resources. It’s also host to some pretty weird stuff, and I’m okay with that, because there is so much creative… Read the rest

Android Games I Found Out About on Twitter!

Alright, people, it’s time to adore some Free Android games. I suppose I should have anticipated this but I’ve had a good chunk of people on Twitter asking if I’d check out their game. Some just have it linked on their profile so that works too. So, I wanted to not be a flake though and check some out. Here are some Android games (also known as Google Play) from the people, cats,… Read the rest

#indiegamedev AWESOME! #2 I Made A Game!

I made a game! In Issue #1 of #indiegamedev AWESOME, I said that my game-making skills were uncertain, to say the least. Well, I want to revise that, I have it in me and so do you! There was a very prominent alert in my brain that said “Mr. Dave Pizza, you have to make a game.” I felt like Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. Now, let’s not ever talk about that… Read the rest

#indiegamedev AWESOME #1: Getting Started

Welcome to this fabulous new journey you’ve been initiated into in my new section dedicated to indie game development, #indiegamedev Awesome! You might remember me from articles such as Never Heard of That or Been There Done That. Okay, those aren’t real articles, and I’m not Troy McClure, but I’m going to give this my best shot. This is a weird subject for me. The whole indie game development topic, not just this… Read the rest

Knights and Bikes is the Best Game About Adventure & Imagination

I knew when I read the description of Knights and Bikes on the Nintendo eShop page, and the bounty of awards adorning it, that this was probably going to be pretty cool. It explores some great themes like imagination, curiosity, and adventure. Also, it’s about finding those adventures in a place you don’t need to journey far to find. I’ll be exploring some of these topics in my experience with Knights and Bikes,… Read the rest