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Pricing a Roguelike

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Price, funding, revenue, development costs… these are not terms traditionally associated with roguelikes. The situation has changed significantly over the past several years, though. Not only are there many more roguelikes these days, but some of them (*gasp*) even cost real money! Having made the leap from years of hobbydev to years of commercial roguelikedev, […]

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Cogmind, 1 Year of Alphas

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Cogmind Alpha Access is one year old! (One could optionally end this sentence with “!?!?”) “Year 1″ since release in May 2015 overlaps with some previous postmortems I’ve done, so rather than rehash that content here I’ll just be linking to it where appropriate. That said, there is plenty of fresh data to share, too […]

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Releasing a Commercial ASCII Roguelike, a Post-Mortem

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(Graphs and sales data follow the wall of text to give them context.) Releasing Cogmind felt great–two years of hard work finally reaching a state where I could share it in its entirety. Honestly I would have preferred to release much earlier, but the really early 0.10 roguelike release approach is too risky with a […]

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The Making of Cogmind’s Alpha Trailer

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A game’s trailer is extremely important, so rather than release some mediocre video recordings during pre-alpha development I decided to let gifs show off the animation while keeping the audio side of things to myself, waiting for the game to reach a more complete state when I could then invest a lot of time into […]

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