Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Hah? Thought you could LEAVE Facebook? Think again!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 6, 2012

Game developers trying to wean themselves away from Facebook after enjoying the perks of that “platform” are finding it not so easy after all… New Facebook Rules Aim to Force Developers Back Onto the Social Network In fairness, these rules changes were announced over three months ago, so they are only really “new” in the […]

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Just Some Things to Make You Go “Hmmm”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 5, 2012

The 13+ hour days at ye olde Day Job continue. It’s almost like working in the mainstream games biz again! So here are some interesting, vaguely indie-gaming / game development related links for your entertainment and edification. First off – the toll of piracy: When Pirates Outnumber Paying Customers 10 to 1, Online Games Die […]

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XCOM: Will it RPG?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 4, 2012

XCom: Enemy Unknown – Could it be classified as an RPG? Maybe as a hybrid? Why, or why not? Previously, I dismissed its predecessor on the (admittedly weak) criteria that the game didn’t encourage you to identify with your group of squaddies. That hasn’t changed much in the remake, but I also think that it […]

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Games as Art, Round 33…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 3, 2012

A substitute drama teacher once told me about an experience he had seeing a production of The Importance of Being Earnest. As the play progressed, his laughter apparently annoyed a couple of older women behind him – who had not even chuckled once. Finally one of the women leaned forward and hissed at him. “Young […]

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