I’m not the best marketer in the world, by far. In fact, I’d say that I’m subpar. It’s because I don’t necessarily like the limelight, and I’m not very good at tooting my own horn (man, that’s a weird saying). Since I’m not great at talking about myself, I figure one of the best waysContinue reading “Look for the Cool Blue Crew!”
On Saturday, November 10th, Koalatie Games, in conjunction with Axenic Games and The Guild House, will be hosting an Unpub Mini playtesting event! These type of events enable board game designers to test out their latest games in order to tweak and improve them. The event runs from 11am – 9pm at The Guild House in Bellflower, CA, and after each of the four sessions, we will hold a raffle for sweet board games and other awesome prizes. Best of all, the event is FREE to both playtesters and designers.
Highlights Make your game look presentable Present in a functional way Make sure you yourself are presentable Last night I participated in my first Publisher Speed Dating event as one of the potential game designer bachelors. I had signed up for the event, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to go through withContinue reading “Now Presenting…”
As I’ve mentioned previously, March is going to be a huge month for playtesting for Koalatie Games. By the end of the month, I’m hoping to have at least Center Stage ready for blind playtesting and hopefully Icon as well. For those new to the world of board game development, playtesting is the process ofContinue reading “Playtesting Essentials”
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,” soContinue reading “Prototype Creation”
Highlights 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,Continue reading “Google Drive!”
Highlights 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 aContinue reading “Get Organized!”
Highlights Get off your butt and put it on the table Make a prototype as soon as possible Your game will crash and burn Cherish the journey — have fun!