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Hey #indiedevhour! We wanted to do a little series on assembling characters in Shores Unknown. This week we'll talk about general setup and character material. With screens & gifs!
But first, here's a gif of Birgit, because she's cool and owns an inn.
#gamedev #indiedev #lowpoly
Among the goals we had early on, one was to have as few repeatable, reused characters as possible in the game.

Pictured: one of the two debug "preview" levels where we test our freshly assembled dudes and dudettes.
Inside the project in #ue4 we use a data table we call CharacterStatics which is used to store every unique character look. Right now, about half-way into completing the main story content of the game, we're sitting at 223 entries in this table.
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Time for some #indiedev marketing tips! I wrote about How to write a Press Release for #indiegame's bit.ly/2t6I6AQ BUT when do you write it and what do you do with it?
#gamedev #indiedev
WHEN: Write a press release anytime you have some Notable News, like: announcing your project, release date, storepage, launching your game, but also website, devlog, key feature. If the news feels big enough for you, then write a press release.
#gamedev #indiedev #marketing
Company news are also great for Press Releases, such as: you got a publisher, investor, exciting new team member. For smaller news, feel free to use your blog, web, twitter, reddit, discord etc.
#gamedev #indiedev #marketing
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[thread] With the latest update of @Gladiabots on Android, I decided to remove all ads from the game.
Several reasons for that...

#GameDev #IndieGame #IndieDev #MobileGame
1. Ads are not fitting the gameplay:
It's is a pretty demanding game in terms of focus. Oddly enough, a bit like programming. And I know how irritating it can be to be interrupted during a programming session
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2. I earn nothing from Ads:
OK almost nothing, less than one euro per day.
Hard to know exactly why as the revenue model is based obscure or hidden rules.
I guess it's mainly due to the fact that the game is too niche and will never reach millions of daily active players.
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