Next Week: Special Holiday Issue
In celebration of the winter holiday season, we'll be sending out a special "Best Of" issue next week where we'll include a recap of the top 10 most popular articles from the year 2014. Stay tuned ...
In the meantime, we've got some great new content for you this week.
Blek is a deceptively simple puzzle game that has done very well on the App Store. Developed by two brothers, Blek has done well enough to turn Denis and Davor Mikan into millionaires. Besides being an inspirational story for us all (there is sometimes gold at the end of the rainbow!) this story reviews how the brothers built the game based on one brother's interest in Japanese poetry. It's an interesting point: you can be inspired to build a great game by everyday things in your own life.
This article opens with "Could mobile gaming die?" ... I don't like the sound of that. I also don't agree with some of the conclusions that this article draws, but it does identify some risks to mobile gaming that we should all be aware of.
An Advent Calendar is a Christmas-themed calendar where you pop open a small lid or cover for each day of the month of December to reveal a small prize inside. A different prize for each day: sometimes chocolate, sometimes mints. And sometimes free indie game soundtracks, playable prototypes and discounts. Yup, that's right, this is an advent calendar with free indie gaming treats for each day of the month.