Category Archives: Interactive Development Industry

Transitioning from Hobbyist to Full-time Indie

We all are familiar with some of the negative gamer stereotypes that have been circulating around the US for years – that gamers are all fat, smelly and socially awkward virgins is just plain wrong. One of the ways that we can escape these stereotypes is by reinforcing the positive ones, one of which is that gamers are creative. I’ve known many people that have … Continue reading

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Discover TechWeek Chicago IGDA Game Lounge

Heather Decker and Jared Steffes

Despite the fact that over fifty video game companies are located in and around Chicago, Illinois, few people are aware of its growing games industry. To raise awareness about Chicago development and connect developers with the tech industry at large, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) hosted the IGDA Game Lounge at Chicago TechWeek. I am Ross Przybylski, founder of D20Studios, LLC and creator of … Continue reading

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Features Needed for Game Development in Flash Professional

Many developers use Flash Professional as their primary tool for creating browser and mobile games for Android and iOS due to its ability to easily work with game assets and also work with ActionScript code. The tool is unique because it allows you to exercise both your right and left brains. With Adobe’s new game-centric focus for the Flash player and AIR, future versions of … Continue reading

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The Future of Flash: Premium Features

The Future of Flash tour hit Chicago last night so I had the chance to connect with Lee Brimelow and Mike Chambers, and Chicago’s Adobe User Group. It was an excellent and informative presentation about the roadmap for the Flash runtime that touched on Adobe’s definitive white paper resource located here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html The biggest concern from Adobe users at the session was undoubtedly the new … Continue reading

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