Category: Dev Advice

I’m Matt Gilgenbach, and I’m a failure. Wait. That’s a terrible intro! Let me do that over. I’m Matt Gilgenbach, and I’m one of the developers of the reverse rhythm’up game, Retro/Grade. Haven’t heard of it? Not many people have. …

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In this video, I talk about whether doing engine rewrites for “next gen” is necessary or even a good idea.

As a follow up to the last video, I discuss where I hope the industry to be moving towards.

In this video, I discuss the state of the AAA industry and what makes being indie so attractive.

In this video, I talk about my approach to pre-production and creating fun indie games under a lot of time pressure.

Here, I talk about work life balance and why it’s sometimes hard NOT to work a lot of hours.

In this video, I discuss the different for designing an indie game for breadth vs depth, and why I think depth is a much better choice for his current project and pretty much all indie projects.

Here, I discuss the importance of cutting corners and getting indie games out the door.

In this video, I discuss how to draw inspiration from other games and some of the pitfalls you can fall into.