Global Game Jam 2020

This year was my fifth time participating in the Global Game Jam and my third time being at my favourite jam site at WERK1 in Munich. Every time I’m going there I’m surprised at how rapidly the area is growing. This year there was a huge new skyscraper being built and also a giant Ferris…

Book Review: The Phoenix Project

This book was free for a day, so I picked it up on a whim. After reading it, I have an idea why they gave it away: It seems like a thinly veiled advertisement for one of their other (non-fiction) books. At the end of the book, there is an excerpt of it, and it…

Team Report Pokemon SwSh Season 1

In November the new Pokémon games Sword and Shield came out for the Switch. I bought Pokémon Sword on release day and jumped straight to building a competitive Team and trying to climb the battle stadium singles ladder. The main inspiration for the team came from a Japanese team I played a lot in the…

The 10 best IGF 2020 Trailers

This year there were 512 different Trailers for the games that entered the Indie Games Festival Competition. As every year, I watched all of them to find my 10 favourites. I noticed a small uptick in detective and deck-building games. Maybe caused by the Indie hits ‘Return of the Obra Dinn’ and ‘Slay the Spire’? A…

Global Game Jam 2019

This year was the first time that there was a Global Game Jam in Augsburg. Wildfuchs Interactive, a very young game studio located near the city centre, was hosting. There were just 5 members of the studio and me attending, so it was very different from bigger events. We could just make one game and…