Leading Up to the Game Dev Days 2018

It has been such a crazy two weeks, preparing for the Game Dev Days and attending other events. Even so crazy, that I haven’t had time to share my thoughts on what has been going on. So now I’ve gotten a moment to catch my breath and gather my thoughts. I will split the post into two parts – the first describing everything leading up to Game Dev Days, and the second describing Game Dev Days and the thoughts after…

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Mechanical Difficulties: Game Development Update #5

I’m bringing you another game development update! This time it is already the fifth one. The time has passed so quickly and the 6-month goal I set myself is running out. I must say it has been an exciting ride. That doesn’t mean tho that I’m done with the development of Mechanical Difficulties. Not at all, I have many plans and features I want to implement. It’s just that now I will be looking around the business world to see…

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The Grind – Don’t Lose Yourself In It

As the six-month deadline approaches, so does the Game Dev Days conference. The event that marks the end of my goal. I will be showcasing my game’s prototype there and will be getting feedback from all sorts of people. Ranging from students, who are just interested in game dev, to business men, who run their own million dollar companies. To be able to present a game that doesn’t just kamikaze itself in the first 5 minutes, I’ve been dragging two laptops to…

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Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk – My Thoughts

How to be more visible on social media? How to gain more followers fast? Social media mastermind Gary Vaynerchuk wrote an amazing book explaining all these things. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World is the book this blog post is about. From all the books I had on my list, this one took the longest to finish. Contrarily to how this might sound, the book was not bad. In fact, it ranked as…

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One Month Left

It’s only a month from now when I will showcase Mechanical Difficulties at the Game Dev Days conference (16-17 April 2018). That marks the end my 6-month journey, that I described when I started this blog. I can already feel the stress building up. In fact, I have been feeling it for a few weeks now. This is very important to me. I want to make this work. I want to turn Venomite Studios into a real company. I want…

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Game Development Update #4 – Try the Game!

I’m happy to bring you yet another game development update of Project Number 2: Mechanical Difficulties. This time, however, I’m going to keep this blog post unusually short. I have explained my new approach in a blog post and a video that goes with it. I decided it was best to keep the updates more visual and less technical. This way it would be easier for more people to find out what I’ve been up to. Download and try the game When…

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Is My Game Idea Too Big?

I started writing this post on Wednesday, just after I got back from the monthly IGDA Finland game developer’s gathering. As I live only 2-hour ferry ride away from that place I decided to drop by this time. I’m happy I did because I got to talk to some people who really made me think hard about my project. And to get my thoughts straight, I’m going write out some points this trip made me think about. The elevator pitch…

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Gamedev Vlogs – Changing the Approach

“…seems like it is aimed towards an audience that is more interested in game development and computers than games.” That is how my friend Kardo described my blog and the game’s latest playable version. I am thankful to him. He and some of Gary Vaynerchuk’s videos made me realize this is not about me, it is about you. Yes, you reading this right now. That is why me, being mere words on a white background, is not enough. It has to…

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My Self-Funding Situation

“Looking at my savings account I have no other option but to admit to myself I’m running out of money…” That is how I started a blog post a few weeks ago. I had realized that my savings were running out before reaching my 6-month goal. So I was going to need to look around for ways to earn some cash. Fortunately, I’m in a position where I don’t need much to get by. My monthly costs are low because…

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How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes – My Thoughts

Because of my high interest in human psychology, communication skills and need to know what makes people tick, I chose this book as my next one to read. How to Talk to Anyone: 92 little tricks for big success in relationships by Leil Lowndes was supposed to be a reward for me after a few semi-technical ones. Something to itch that scratch. 😛 Better than How to Win Friends and Influence People? In the first few pages, Leil compared this book to…

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