Posts by Rusel DeMaria

High Score 3 on Kickstarter: A Post-Mortem

High Score 3 on Kickstarter: A Post-Mortem

When I started my Kickstarter project I was aware of the incredible success story of Tim Schaefer, whose Double Fine game development studio asked for $400,000 and ended up making more than $3.3 million for its latest project. I figured that if he could make that much, I could make a little without too much trouble. After all, I had a good project, a fine book and lots of friends. It should go smoothly, right? Part 1: Getting Started I did some research, looked at...

read more

The Problem with Social Games

The Problem with Social Games

The fish are belly up, the crops withered. The restaurants have failed and the cities gone stagnant. My empires and my superheroes… all forgotten. I surf Facebook on a wave of destruction and neglect. Should I feel guilty? The idea of playing games online with my friends is certainly appealing, which is a big reason that I have spent virtual lifetimes in MMOs. So the idea of a “social” game should really interest me, but does the current crop of social games...

read more