Creating things that don’t exist yet – ft. Josef Fares’ attitude

I played the game “It Takes Two” with my friend, and realized that: This game is unlike all other games. So now you may wonder, did Josef Fares, the creator of the game, read any books on how to create games before making It Takes Two? No! 😀 “Well, I never read books on howContinue reading “Creating things that don’t exist yet – ft. Josef Fares’ attitude”

Consider this before uploading a game to Steam

To upload a game to Steam, you have to (except giving them $100) sign an “NDA” (non-disclosure agreement = don’t spread any secret information we give to you), and when you’ve signed that, you also have to sign their “SDA” (“Steam Distribution Agreement” = probably containing rules about how you’re allowed to distribute your gameContinue reading “Consider this before uploading a game to Steam”

Watching every episode of Pewdiepie’s Minecraft series was fun and I also learned a lot about storytelling

This text could have been about playing Minecraft. But since Pewdiepie’s Minecraft series from 2019 is so much more than just him playing Minecraft, this text will be more than just reviewing him playing Minecraft: It will be about how he brought life and purpose into an almost pointless game by creating his own storyline,Continue reading “Watching every episode of Pewdiepie’s Minecraft series was fun and I also learned a lot about storytelling”

What I learned from watching 50+ hours of Super Mario 64 speedruns

Here’s a clip of the speedrunner “KANNO” beating the old Nintendo 64 game “Super Mario 64” in 6 minutes: Here’s me beating it in 15 years: What’s the difference between the two? Answer: One of them is a normal guy who takes a long time to beat Super Mario 64, and the other one isContinue reading “What I learned from watching 50+ hours of Super Mario 64 speedruns”

Steam vs itch.io – which one is the best? (and can you even compare them?)

When I want to play a game, I search for it on the web and look for a button where I can “play”, “download” or “buy” it, and often I find what I’m looking for on the game store Steam. Steam is kind of a standard hub for PC gaming, but the thing is thatContinue reading “Steam vs itch.io – which one is the best? (and can you even compare them?)”

I played Undertale and now I have some demands on the video game industry

Yes, I write about games now too. Get used to it. I do whatever I want! I played through Undertale, also known as the game where you get different endings depending on how many monsters you choose to kill or spare. It’s created mostly by one single person, Toby Fox, and is probably most knownContinue reading “I played Undertale and now I have some demands on the video game industry”

I made a new soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

Yes, I did. “But it already has a soundtrack?” you say. Yes, but I made a new one. I wanted to make music for video games, but how do you get someone to trust your abilities in doing it if you haven’t ever made music to a video game before? You start by making musicContinue reading “I made a new soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time”