Prototype Creation

Highlights

  • It Doesn’t Have To Look Great
  • Or Does It?
  • It Does Need to Be Legible
  • Understand That it Will Change…A Lot

Ah…prototypes. They both bring me joy and cause me a lot of trouble. I love making them. Maybe it’s the creative, artsy person in me. My wife likes to say I’m “crafty,” so it doesn’t sound like it’s girly. I don’t care. It is what it is. I’m man enough to say I like doing arts and crafts. That being said…

Continue reading Prototype Creation

Gearing Up for March

Highlights

  • Convention Season
  • Prototype Creation
  • Gear Cards!

March is almost upon us, and it will mark the 13th month of existence for Koalatie Games. Thirteen is a lucky number for me. By the end of March I will have attended three major conventions far from my local area. I will also have finished my latest prototypes. Hopefully, I’ll even procure some illustrators and graphic artists for my games. Continue reading Gearing Up for March

Google Drive!

HighlightsGoogle Drive

  • Start a New Email Address
  • Great for Collaborating
  • Calendar!
  • Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Keep!

If you haven’t been introduced to the world of Google Drive or something similar, consider me your welcoming party! In the real world, this is like your Microsoft Office suite in the cloud. In the gaming world, it functions similarly, and I’ve barely touched the surface on all that it can do for Koalatie Games. I’m sure many of you are far more versed in Google Drive’s capabilities than me, so please feel free to comment below on what you’ve found and what I can actually improve on. Continue reading Google Drive!

Lessons from Orccon

Highlights

  • Center Stage and Icon have table presence
  • Always have your email list or business card readily accessible
  • Make friends, or at least take a friend with you so it can seem like you have friends.

Continue reading Lessons from Orccon

Get Organized!

Highlights

Harbor Freight Storage Bin
The big trays in this thing hold poker-sized playing cards quite nicely!
  • Filing system
  • Game creation kit
  • Expenses

By now, hopefully you’ve jumped into creating a game and you’ve loved it! You want to do more. Awesome! If you plan to do a lot more designing, this is the point where you may feel the first bit of this as being a “jobby” rather than a hobby. You’ve got to get organized. Personally, I like organizing. It makes me feel like I’m productive while preparing to become even more productive. Continue reading Get Organized!