What is the ‘pitch’ and what is it used for?

The famous ‘pitch’ or more specifically ‘elevator pitch’ is nothing new. It exists since there’s a need to sell a product effectively. But now that developers are increasingly aware of the need to sell well what we do and the fact that nobody really has much time to waste, it seems the ‘pitch’ has been revalued in the indie sector.

Problems with the AppStore app previews?

A short post that some users may find helpful. Now the AppStore allows us to add videos with extracts of gameplay (or applications in use) along with the screenshots accompanying descriptions, a function that had long existed in other stores. These videos are called app previews. If you have had to face the fact of generating and uploading these videos, you may have encountered some odd problems.

Animating sprites for videogames

Each development team has its methodology and techniques, usually tailored to the general needs of each project. As developers and designers, we always feel curious about how other people work in the sector.

In this post, we’ll explain how we face the animation process for characters, items or other graphics, using our own method which will be familiar for many people, while others may think it’s strange or particular.

YoYo Games Marketplace

Recently, YoYo Games has published its own Marketplace, where Pro Game Maker Studio users (implies having a PRO version or higher) may acquire all kinds of resources, such as images, sounds, fonts, backgrounds and even objects or scripts which may be useful for any application. Likewise, we can publish our own resources so others can benefit from them. We’ve taken a look at it and this is what we have found.