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.

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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!”

How to Start Creating Games: Jump In!

 

Highlights

Icon 1.0 prototype
Icon 1.0 prototype
  • 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!

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I’m Coming Out

KOALATIE LOGO - colored

My name is Myke, and I am a board game designer. I am outing myself to the world at large as a board game aficionado. I have dreaded the day I would tell others about my true desires, but there comes a time when the truth must come out so we can all move forward.

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