Sunday, 15 October 2017

How to embed your favorite (free) games on your own website or blog!

It's so easy and fast add your favourite game on your own website, blog or forum!
Here it's the result:

How to do it?
Very easy. Find an "online game" on indiexpo, click on embed...

... and copy and past the code!
Easy and fast!

Friday, 29 September 2017

User Stories : 6 Eyes Studio - I left EA 2 years ago to work on my own game

I left EA 2 years ago to work on my own game: a tactical RPG with great pixel art and lush hand-drawn battle maps.  After more than a decade working in the video game industry, the last 4 at EA, I decided it was time to do away with "non-compete agreement employment" and I quit my job to follow my dream and start working on my own game. 

Together with my wife, a kick-ass pixel artist, we set off to create Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark, a story-driven tactical RPG aiming to bring back the glory days of Final Fantasy Tactics and the like. Today, we're both developing Fell Seal on a full-time capacity and making awesome progress. 

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG set in a fantasy universe, with a touch of steampunk. We're focusing on a mature story and dialogues, an intricate and vast class system and solid core gameplay. The game is a mix of lush fully hand-drawn environments with carefully crafted high-res pixel art. 

The gameplay aims to be as faithful as possible to timeless classics like Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre, but brings in its own set of improvements and additions, such as improved UI, a novel items system, potent visual character customization and lots of exciting abilities (to name but a few!).

The maps feature various types of terrain and elevations, which allows for more options and crafty play during combat. For example, tossing a unit that can't swim into water is going to yield pretty potent results...

Our artist decided she needed to draw a ridiculous amount of clothing for characters, so we created a system that lets you customize the visuals of your units from a very large array of portraits, outfits, skin colors, hats, hairs, accessories, eyes, etc. All with many color options. With this system, none of your units are going to feel generic (unless that's your thing).

This makes for as large and varied an army as you fancy it... You can set up all your units in the camp view, which allows you to change their gear, abilities, class, etc as well as craft new gear and items. You'll also be able to unlock secret classes, on top of the 20 core classes.

The game focuses a lot on the story, which is told via in-game cutscenes in a mix of the style of games like Final Fantasy 6 and Tactics Ogre.

We launched our Kickstarter for Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark 2 days ago and we're 15% funded at this point.

Fell Seal has an incredible amount of at put into it (we're up to about 80,000 individual sprite frames at this point, which is a staggering amount), so we've been relying on the help of a few awesome contracted artists to make sure we can both keep the quality high and the timeline as lean as possible. The Kickstarter will allow us to keep using their vital services and aim for a Q3 release in 2018.

We're off to a good start on Kickstarter and the community there has been awesome. We hope you're liking the style of our game and will consider supporting us on Kickstarter!

Feel free to post any questions you might have (preferably about the project, but anything else works too, lol)! We'll be happy to respond!

6 Eyes Studio

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Are you using Facebook to promote your game? Use the videos. 4 Tips (and Stats)!

Facebook is focusing its attention on videos, you know.
It wants to overcome Youtube.
it's possible that you have a FanPage on Facebook to promote your game. So, it's very good to use a video. Not only trailers, but also "GamePlay", "How we made it", etc.

But... what're the features of a good video on Facebook?
Stats and Tips.

  1. Upload a short video. Max 90 sec. Facebook rewards videos of that duration.
  2. Very short description.
  3. Try to use the Live but max 15 minutes.
  4. Share the videos with your friends.

Friday, 11 August 2017

1 in 3 of the most frequent gamers said they were “likely to buy VR in the next year.”

63% of the most frequent gamers are familiar with VR, with 15% having used it in the last year.

The average age of PC/console/mobile VR headset owners is 31.

Over 90% of PC and console VR owners are satisfied with their headset purchase.

1 in 3 of the most frequent gamers said they were “likely to buy VR in the next year.”

Most Common VR Activities:

  1. Play a single
  2. Player Video game
  3. Explore adestination in VR

Full List:

Source: EEDAR

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Parents and VideoGames ... the stats!

90% of parents are present when their child acquires a video game.

9 out of 10 parents require their child to ask permission before buying a video game.

94% of parents pay attention to the video games played by their child.

71% of parents say video games have a positive influence on their child’s life.

67% of parents play video games with their child at least once weekly.

Why Parents Play Video Games with their children

  1. It’s fun for all of us.
  2. It’s a good opportunity to socialize with my child.
  3. My child asks me to.
  4. It helps me monitor what they are playing.
  5. I enjoy playing video games as much as my child.
Source: Essential Facts 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

53% of the most frequent gamers play multiplayer games

At least once a week, spending an average of 6 hours playing with others online and 5 hours playing with others in person.

Who are gamers playing with?

  • 41% play with friends
  • 21% play with family members
  • 18% play with parents
  • 17% play with their spouse

54% of the most frequent gamers say that video games help connect them with their friends. 
45% say it helps their family spend time together. 

Most played multiplayer genres are:

  1. 29% Shooters
  2. 28% Casual
  3. 27% Action

Source: Essential Facts 2017

Can be a good idea to make a new multiplayer game with the indiepad!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

The average gamer is 35 years old

The average gamer is 35 years old.

18-35: 17%
36-49: 11%
AGE 50+: 13%

18-35: 10%
36-49: 8%
AGE 50+: 13%

The average female video game player is 37,
and the average male video game player is 33.
Women age 18 and older represent a significantly greater portion of the regular game-playing population than boys under age 18.

There is an equal distribution of REGULAR female Players in age.

Source: Essential Facts 2017