Random gamedev thoughts

Here’s me following my own advice: Hey #gamedev‘s, are you having troubles talking/ blogging/ tweeting about your game? Some inspiration: https://t.co/EhDb3oEWh7 #indiedev — Laura Bularca (@sarienn) March 8, 2017 Frankly, though, be honest&raw&really talk about what matters TO YOU. Help! Talk about what u wish u knew when u started. …

How to Greenlight – what we learned from getting Heart. Papers. Border. greenlit

Hi everyone! I’d like to talk to you about my mammoth. You see, deep down inside I know I am not REALLY a game developer, so obtaining an extraordinary success is crucial because it is the only way to ensure other people’s recognition and respect (especially in the video games industry). Of …

The Greenlight Chronicles for Heart. Papers. Border.

I’ve always wanted to make my own independent, crazy and never-before-heard-of games* and in the autumn of 2016, my dream got really real: my beloved husband got fired** and he decided he likes my obsessive “optimistic strategy game about travelling, freedom and changing the world” idea enough to pick up Unity and …

Gorgeous Heart. Papers. Border. art

Just in case you like to admire it! Also, I need to use my image urls =) 

Steam Direct and the Greenlight roller coaster

We are riding the Greenlight roller coaster with Heart. Papers. Border. and it is intense, it happens way faster than we hoped and we feel unprepared. I don’t think we could have ever be prepared for this, but thinking If Only scenarios is always seductive. However, Valve decided to pull the …

Heart. Papers. Border. is on Steam Greenlight

Today we pushed Heart. Papers. Border. on Steam Greenlight. Please vote for us here if you think this game is worth publishing on Steam <3 Otherwise, we greatly appreciate if you can tell us why you think other wise. We pushed the game on Greenlight because Valve will soon replace …

[TEMPLATE] How to have a 30 minutes meeting with publishers, investors and other business folks

Since Casual Connect is just a few days away, I prepared this bullet point template in PowerPoint format to help any #gamedev out there who will have 30 minutes meetings with publishers, investors, distributors, marketers, press or otherwise folks who can help them. Practice practice practice! 30 minutes meetings are …

Open Game Design for Heart. Papers. Border.

Heart. Papers. Border. goes on. We spend each evening preparing a brand new build with new art, an impressive number of bug fixes and polishes, as well as a bunch of new features, for Casual Connect/ Indie Prize in Berlin. We REALLY want to get the tags system in!! The …

How to change the world in 5 easy steps

Don’t worry, I am not talking about the real one.* I’m talking about how to fundamentally disrupt planet Heart if you travel in our optimistic strategy game Heart. Papers. Border. You see, we are making this game out of a profound belief that borders are unnecessary obstacles against our evolution …

The Jam Fix

One of the cool things I do at my job is to organize game jams at Gothia Science Park, which is the place where one of the biggest Swedish game incubators exist and where we have a game dev university and some 20+ studios, too. It’s always super nice to have …