All publications for 10.03.2023
Report: Indie studio Dynasty Loop owes its employees more than $2 million in missed payments
Dynasty Loop, an independent game development studio based in Montreal, is going through turbulent times. Dozens of workers haven’t been paid since the end of 2022, with some of them even locked out of the office.
Tim Sweeney calls Steamworks real problem for games industry: “They have a classic lock-in strategy”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney continues to push for more transparency and unity across the various game stores. This time, he had some harsh words about Valve’s Steamworks API and how it limits multiplayer features.
Why game demos are key to opening two main marketing doors and boosting visibility, explained by Chris Zukowski
Many indie developers are still hesitant to release demos before launching their games. But the reality is that they are the essential tool for increasing visibility on Steam, so it is simply unwise to neglect it.
More than 100k players got free copy of Figment every day during Steam giveaway
Steam doesn’t give away free games often, but when it does, it is a great way for indie developers to increase their audience. Here are the results achieved by Bedtime Digital Games and its adventure puzzle platformer Figment.