How to Become a Video Game Developer

At the Games Hub, we talk a lot about how to progress with video game development (e.g. how to get funding, how to release a game, how to plan), or we talk about video game news. But what if you’re unsure on how to become a video game developer in the first place? Then this […]

Releasing a Game on Steam

So you’ve done it. Your game is nearing completion and you can’t wait to share it with the world. But what’s the best way to do it? Currently, for independent developers, it’s hard to imagine getting your PC game out there without using Steam (though the Epic Store is rising to challenge this, but that’s […]

Accommodating for Disabilities in Gaming

In the world of gaming, accommodating those with disabilities is becoming a much bigger concern for both developers and consumers. And when 22% of the population in the UK has a disability, limitation or restriction, it’s easy to see why this has come to the forefront.  When people talk about disabilities, it’s easy to imagine […]

Managing a Small Team

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4040″ img_size=”602×369″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’ve finally decided to make your own indie game, there are a couple of things you may not have considered about working in, and managing, a small team. Your team is going to be absolutely vital in making your vision. While there are loads of great benefits to working in a small […]

5 Pitfalls of Indie Game Development

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4019″ img_size=”602 x 369″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 will you make? Will it be an RPG, a FPS or strategy? What kind of setting do you want? Do […]

How to write an amazing indie gamedev blog

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 for SEO, so people are more likely to find your site organically. They can start to generate interest in your game, and the team behind […]

Jack of all trades or master of none?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 the unusual places that knowledge of games design can take you. Read on for an overview of his talk on the many twists and turns […]

How to fund your indie game

[vc_row][vc_column][rs_section_title title=”Getting Started”][vc_column_text]If 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 a game takes time and costs money – even if just to pay your rent/mortgage, food and utility costs. If you want a team […]