Don’t make games with your SO

This is a very personal post. I feel the need to apologise for it in advance. It is hard for me to talk about this. What is the meaning of life? This is a question that lies at the base of philosophy, and one that shaped the world as we …

Introducing Heart. Papers. Border.

Hi everyone! We have been away in a holiday and it feels like its been ages and just saying this makes me cringe. See, indie game developers don’t do holidays, but I did it, which means… And I want to be very clear, I did plan to work on Project: Freedom …

Game Pillars, Buyer Persona & other Project: Freedom updates

As many of you know, we are making a game. For now it is called Project: Freedom, and we are doing what no indie should do, which is, we are not talking about it. Don’t do like us! And… Here are some updates!

How to publish your indie game

Today I held my very first workshop. It was called How to publish your indie game and it focused on things to consider when preparing to get your game out there. And a savvy gamedev should prepare for that even before writing a first line of code – which is why …

Lessons learned at Creative Coast Festival and Nordic Game Conference

Sebi and I dedicated an entire week in the middle of May to celebrating games and game development. On May 16 and 17  we went to what I think is the fanciest, most relaxed gamedev conference ever (that I know if, at least), called Creative Coast Festival in Karlshamn, then drove some 150 km directly …

Gamedev conferences – the benefits of abundance

I almost wrote a bit of a rant post about how next week there are at least 4 gamedev conferences taking place, and how the increased number of these events results in a loss of quality and how we are rapidly heading towards a big fat gamedev conference bubble. But I …

Indies, we have a problem

I asked a question on Twitter: Just really curious, how many games do you think you can play on Steam today? DON’T CHEAT! 🙂 #gamedev #indiedev — Laura Bularca (@sarienn) April 19, 2016 Thank you, you wonderful people who answered <3 BUT MOST OF YOU ARE WRONG.

We are making a game

It is a statement game about borders, nationalities and the freedom to travel and live where you wish. This is a very important subject for us, and also one that’s currently in the spotlight, given the recent events and the visceral reactions to them. Yes, I am thinking about refugees, attacks, …

UPDATED: A list of random important things you should remember to do when you move to Sweden

This post is for Andreea. And for anyone else who moved or thinks about moving to Sweden. Its pretty random, quite naive, and not well documented list, but given the complete and utter lack of similar endeavours, I hope it does help. This is a list of random things to ask …

The Talk

This was a long time coming, an inevitable story that I knew would happen, sooner or later. This Friday, I was invited as a speaker to the Swedish Game Awards, in Stockholm. My talk was called “99 reasons NOT to open a game studio and one as to why you should“. …