This time it's been more than a month since the last link roundup. Should have posted this three days ago, but in my defense I was busy writing fiction instead.
To begin with, lately I've noticed multiple headlines about game history and preservation; a story that never ends:
- The Legacy of the Amstrad (a long, detailed write-up)
- Yes, You Can Use Lightguns on LCDs-- Sometimes (mostly a technical curiosity, but cool)
- and last but not least, Video game preservation: Is the industry torching its own legacy? "Experts say efforts to preserve gaming's rich history are failing, which threatens the industry's long-term health" — no kidding, Sherlock!
In other news, we have some game design advice for indie game developers: I played over 100 visual novels in one month and here’s my advice to devs. It's not clickbait! And in the way of marketing, I'm told about Gaming Content Creators Now Making Independent Websites, which is excellent news (there was another one, but I lost the link).
Last but not least, something big that doesn't interest me, but matters for many other people: Opera Software announces a fair pricing scheme for GameMaker. To say the tides are turning is an understatement. Good on them, and see you in December.