Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Yet More New / Upcoming Gaming “Consoles”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 8, 2013

Wow. Winter CES is happening now, and more gaming devices are being unveiled.  Gamers, we live in interesting times. I haven’t seen this level of competition since the days of Atari 2600s / 5200s / Colecovisions / Intellivisions / Odyssey 2 / Vectrex / Astrocade and a swarm of “home computers.” And I was too […]

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Cowboys & Zombies

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 7, 2013

So maybe THIS is what you get when you go to bed right after a Mountain Dew – fueled night filled with playing Baldur’s Gate (enhanced edition!) and  working on inventory UI for Frayed Knights 2. (And no, I haven’t played Minecraft or The Real Texas in weeks, so those are at least not an […]

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The “Cheap Console” Market Heats Up!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 4, 2013

First there was the Ouya. It’s not vaporware – some local friends got their dev boxes last week, and have happily shared unboxing videos. One friend tells me that with a little bit of effort he’s gotten his game (written in Unity) working on it as well as on any other platform. So… it’s there. […]

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RPG Design: Hard or Soft Progression?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 3, 2013

RPGs have an inherent bias towards linearity, if only for their story and the fact that characters make (generally) move along a major axis of weak to strong. Even with a threadbare story, the dreaded Foozle or end-goal amulet is always behind some extreme challenges that you can’t just waltz in immediately and take to […]

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New Year Plans: How To Become a Better Indie

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 2, 2013

I have been making games for a while, now – both as a full-time mainstream professional and as a part-time indie. Some day, I hope I’ll be pretty good at it.  But in the spirit of New Years’ Resolutions, I figured I’d set some goals and some concrete plans to meet those goals this year […]

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Ten Awesome Gaming Predictions for 2013

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 1, 2013

Happy New Year, everyone! May 2013 be awesome! I figured I’d start the new year by making some predictions. Since I don’t actually know jack, these are really easy, and I invite you to contribute your own! Here we go – my ten predictions for the new year: #1 – The Ouya actually becomes a […]

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