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Why Bundles and Steam Sales Aren’t Good for Most Indies

As many of you know, Cardinal Quest programmer & designer Ido Yehieli joined the team last month and is now toiling away at the code for Auro: The Golden Prince.  Today, he’s got an important point to make about the nature of game-pricing in today’s industry, and particularly how these things are affecting independent game…

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Kickstarter Launched!

Today, we launched our very first Kickstarter campaign! Anyone who’s involved in game development knows what an incredible amount of work it is.  Painting, pixel art, animation, graphic design, UI design, programming, game design, video editing, writing – the list of disciplines required to put a game like Auro: The Golden Prince together is staggering….

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Announcement: We’re gonna do a Kickstarter!

This is just a quick announcement:  Today, Dinofarm Games officially put in our application to do a Kickstarter for “Auro: The Golden Prince”!   Very exciting.  We’ve actually been working on a video, in secret, for nearly two weeks, and it’s almost finished.  We should have the video up this week, whether the Kickstarter goes live…

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Skippin’ out on “Skip Turn”

Today I thought I’d let everyone in on a small development in Auro‘s design.  It may be useful to anyone designing a roguelike! Firstly, a little knowledge for those of you who don’t regularly play roguelike games.  In these, there is always a “skip turn” button – basically a button that lets you pass your…

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Auro Starts Today with Ido Yehieli

The path of Auro has already been a long one.  I began designing the game in late 2010, and consequently went through dozens of revisions before coming up with the current concept.  There have been several pre-visualization periods, wherein many different visual approaches were taken.  The story itself even underwent many changes and complete over-hauls. …

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The Art Barn: The Cool Rules of Spriting

Those of you who know about Dinofarm Games might know about its lead designer and columnist Keith Burgun.  Anyone who knows him in person would also know me, because we’re housemates.  I’m willing to bet, though, that there are a few people(maybe on the internet) who know Keith and don’t know me.  First off, you…

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