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  1. Watch our business fail due to massive fighting...

    Watch our business fail due to massive fighting between the partners, such that the yelling matches and fits on other reality shows seem like a tea party in comparison.

    Watch our retirement...
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    I am writing down all these questions so I can...

    I am writing down all these questions so I can answer them all in a post-mortem report (probably posted on my blog, see signature for address) this weekend.

    On the bright side it looks like Skill...
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    We went desktop because we didnt know flash when...

    We went desktop because we didnt know flash when we started the project, and we didn't want to take time to learn it. We went with C# because it was faster to market for us, and we planned to try and...
  4. Thread: Micro Payments

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    Agreed. Convert real money in to virtual...

    Agreed.

    Convert real money in to virtual currency first.

    Then sell it in clumps of 5 dollars.

    There are grips of processors out there with robust APIs that will give you competitive rates...
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    ANN: Skill City Closes the City Gates

    Skill City has officially announced today that it will be shutting down operation of its tournament engine indefinitely, in addition to freezing development on new titles and closing down its public...
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    http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/game/video/x2ysud_a...

    http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/game/video/x2ysud_austin-gdc-skill-city-games_videogames


    There appears to be video evidence that I was there, and sadly video evidence that I misquoted the...
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    Take it from me: crossing the line only makes...

    Take it from me: crossing the line only makes your market harder to nail down, and therefore makes your marketing more expensive covering a larger audience and generally more irritating it you are a...
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    We use a wiki to keep all our design docs in an...

    We use a wiki to keep all our design docs in an easily viewable and easily modified space. Since we do many iterations of a game its good to have the design doc be as flexible as it has to be, and...
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    What do you want from your indie game?

    Not sure what topic this fits best in.

    I was having a really great discussion with a friend about why people enter a certain business field, and how they "break in" to it.

    Largely it was based...
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    Biggest mistake Skill City ever made: Assuming...

    Biggest mistake Skill City ever made:

    Assuming people would read the directions before playing a game.


    Most of us here are developers so we all know that you gotta see how it works before you...
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    Wondering out loud why a beta test release has a...

    Wondering out loud why a beta test release has a 30 minute time limit.

    For example: I'm slow, it takes me a while to play something over and over and formulate some really useful understanding of...
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    http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=thumbs&db=videod...

    http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=3821

    They say people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I am obviously guilty of doing clones in Skill City.

    I did just want to chime...
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    Darn, I hope it isnt too late to RSVP. Myself and...

    Darn, I hope it isnt too late to RSVP. Myself and my cohort will be there!

    See ya in two hours
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    Advertising is usually the best option. It's...

    Advertising is usually the best option.

    It's funny how a simple answer can sound snide... seriously just advertise. Spend 200 bucks on some banner ads on websites, post about your game in forums,...
  15. Their list of sites is unimpressive, and the cost...

    Their list of sites is unimpressive, and the cost per click is pretty much the same as I get from Project Wonderful.

    However, I'll try them anyway because I will try anything once. I'll let ya...
  16. Yeah its really hard to say that any...

    Yeah its really hard to say that any subscriptions to Skill City are directly related to the ads I post on there, mostly because you can use Skill City for free...

    But the website traffic, and the...
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    Well if that doesn't work out, the fact remains:...

    Well if that doesn't work out, the fact remains: we got a bronze sponsorship table down in a corner somewhere. Just look for the banner and come have a seat. I would love to talk to ya, and I promise...
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    We have a table there for all three days and thus...

    We have a table there for all three days and thus far one person has set up an appointment, and its just to try and sell us something.

    Stop on by and chat with us at our table, should be nice and...
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    Luckily those gatherings also tend to have free...

    Luckily those gatherings also tend to have free booze.
  20. Yup. But if you cant wait for a slow site, your...

    Yup. But if you cant wait for a slow site, your other option is to pay several thousand bucks more than you need to for advertising.

    I'll take the slow site please. :D
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    Ooo I gotta talk to you about entering our games...

    Ooo I gotta talk to you about entering our games in to the IGF!
  22. The first banner ad we made is this. It got...

    The first banner ad we made is this.
    It got slightly better than average response. It was designed by committee and took forever with all of us talking about what to put on there with our limited...
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    Seattle Casual Connect

    Not sure if this goes in the business or chat forum, I guess a moderator will move it if this is the wrong place.

    Anybody going to the Casual Games Association's conference up in Seattle in a few...
  24. Most of the sites are web-comics so if your game...

    Most of the sites are web-comics so if your game appeals to that crowd, you won't be disappointed!
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    I cant recall the name of the company we...

    I cant recall the name of the company we purchased the installer builder from, its basically a front end for Windows Installer, as you noticed. Its also the number one source of tech support emails...
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