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5 Pitfalls of Indie Game Development

When making your own game, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement – after all there are so many things to consider. What type of game

How to write an amazing indie gamedev blog

There's no doubt that a gamedev blog can be really useful in spreading the word about your indie game. Blogs can bring more traffic directly to your website. They're good

Four things you can do to market your game before you’ve even built it

The one thing you'll read everywhere when it comes to marketing your indie game: you need to start marketing your game as early as you possibly can. You might just

The importance of feedback, and making a change in the games industry

A few weeks ago we had Grant Allen and Loudon St Hill from Dlala Studios come in to talk to us about their experiences in the games industry. We were

Jack of all trades or master of none?

Kicking off the 2017/18 programme of talks, Frazer Merrick of Teaboy Games spoke to our new starters about his experience of coming to The Games Hub with a non-gaming background, and about

How to fund your indie game

Getting StartedIf you want to create your own video game, then one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is how you are going to fund it. Making

The five most important things about writing for the games industry

You might think that because you love writing and you love video games, a job as a writer in the games industry would be your dream come true. But writing

Gamification: game design isn’t just for computer games

You've just levelled up. You've won another badge. You've found the key, upgraded from a knife to a sword, and beaten the level boss – wow! This is the process

Game dev blogs to follow when starting out in games design

If you've already started out in indie games development, you're probably already aware of the bigger blogs like Gamasutra, Pocket Gamer, and Games Radar. But there are few other blogs

Five reasons for indie game devs to attend gaming festivals

At The Games Hub HQ, we've been reflecting on all of the gaming festivals and events we've been to this year – you might have seen us at the Rapture