Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

The Pros and Cons of Making Games with GameMaker

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 7, 2014

PC Gamer’s recent article, “No coding required: How new designers are using GameMaker to create indie smash hits” was pretty enjoyable and seemed reasonably accurate – even if its headline is a bit misleading. Part of the reason I picked up GameMaker several months ago and wrote a little arcade game in it was because […]

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Wing Commander III for Free?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 6, 2014

The good news: Origin is giving away Wing Commander III: The Heart of the Tiger for free today. The bad news: It’s a very temporary deal, so if you got here late, it’s already changed. The ugly news: It’s EA’s Origin online service.   I dunno. Even though I do have a rarely-used account on […]

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Salt City Steamfest 2014

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 5, 2014

This weekend I donned my top-hat and goggles and went to Salt City Steamfest. This time around, I was a somewhat more active participant – I was involved in two panels with my publisher, Xchyler Publishing, and periodically assisted at the booth selling (and even signing!) books with other authors and editors. I guess in […]

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Utah Indie Night – July 2014

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 4, 2014

The July Utah Indie Night was held at Wahoo / NinjaBee Studios in Orem, Utah. The basement common area / conference room was packed with over 50 attendees overall. The formal presentation was given by NinjaBee’s PR guy, who spoke on attending trade shows & conventions an an exhibitor. Since my convention experience has (until […]

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