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Starting an indie game development business

I want to start a small business making/selling casual video games. I'm aware of the many smart and committed people who have tried this and failed, but I want to make a go of it anyway. How do I improve my chances of success? [more inside]
posted by [user was fined for this post] on Oct 28, 2008 - 7 answers

HelpmefindanotherYahtzeekthnxbye

GameReviewFilter: Any "Zero Punctuation"-like game reviewers out there? [more inside]
posted by curagea on Oct 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Best way to play Fable 2 local co-op?

Fable 2 local co-op question: Is it possible to play through the game once with a henchman tagging along, without the second player needing to play through their own game? [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Oct 26, 2008 - 2 answers

How do Computer Games Companies work?

I'm looking for information on how computer/video games companies work. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Bonus Question: Does Splash Woman make this less Boyzone, or more?

So... is there a consensus yet on the best Boss Order for Mega Man 9 yet? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me parse my Rock Band options!

Thinking about taking the Rock Band plunge, but there's so much to think about! Help me decide what to buy and when! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Sep 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Lightweight gaming.

I want some computer games that have high replayability, are relatively cheap (0-20$ CAD/USD), NOT need a CD to play, and most importantly, take up as little hard-drive space and processor power as possible. Possible examples including good pieces of IF (especially mystery, who-killed-X ones), Fallout 2, Rogue-likes, games of the lightweight Boomshine/Peggle/Bejweled group, any RTS or turn-based strategy games, and anything by Nifflas. I'd love blogs that recommend good games, too. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 13, 2008 - 28 answers

What game am I thinking of?

I'm trying to remember the name of a video game I played in the early 90's... [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on Sep 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Wii Won't Work

I think Hurricane Gustav killed my Wii. I lost power during the storm for five days and now the Wii won't come on. The "standby" light doesn't even glow. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Sep 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Offline computer games to bring to exotic places

Where can I find some downloadable offline games for young people? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Sep 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Open World video games

Are there any good 'open world' video games that don't involve stealing cars and beating up prostitutes? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Sep 3, 2008 - 34 answers

Feel like a kid again.

I own a Nintendo DS. What are some great, unheralded games I should probably know about?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Aug 27, 2008 - 35 answers

One- or two-sitting video games?

One- or two-sitting video games? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Aug 21, 2008 - 25 answers

Bug Hunters

UK 80s gaming magazine question: Who drew "Bug Hunters", the comic strip with the big four armed robot, for CRASH and C&VG magazine? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Aug 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Apocalyptic Music?

Fallout 3 (trailers) and BioShock both have a strangely appealing music they play for mood in places. I'd like to hear more of it. Any idea what I'd call it, or how I'd find more of it? [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Jul 24, 2008 - 15 answers

GameCubes Irrelevant?

Are GameCubes becoming obsolete? Everytime a new game comes out that I think my son would like, I find that it's not being made for the GC platform. Should I purchase a different system?
posted by Tim McDonough on Jul 22, 2008 - 28 answers

What are the best options for gaming emulators that run on OS X?

I'm going to be starting a research project soon which will require some "archival gaming".. What are the best OS X friendly options for emulators for vintage game platforms? I'm interested in 8 and 16 bit systems as well as older stuff. Any advice and direction would be appreciated.What are the best options for game emulators that run on OS X? Is DOS Box still the best way to play old PC games on a Mac?
posted by serial_consign on Jul 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Nintendo DS games for a 7 year old boy.

I'm in need of Nintendo DS recommendations for a 7 year old boy. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jun 25, 2008 - 27 answers

MetaFilter Solid 4: Wisdom of the MeFites

MetaFilter Solid: New Playstation owner, getting Metal Gear Solid 4, but I've never played any of the earlier games. How can I best get up to speed? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Jun 2, 2008 - 11 answers

It's a podcast about nothing!

Looking for some podcasts about nothing, and video games, respectively. [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on May 31, 2008 - 22 answers

forgotten xbox games

I'm trying to remember the name of an xbox game... [more inside]
posted by subtle-t on May 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you recommend some good, lesser known XBOX 360 games?

I've been keeping track of pretty much all the xbox 360 games out there, but i am sure i missed some great games. So, can you recommend some games that are lesser known? Also, games that got poor or average reviews, but are actually fun to play?
posted by PlayWithFire on May 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Primal urges (not like that)

Video games similar to Primal? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on May 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Co-op shooters/FPSes?

My sister loves playing co-op shooters. Can you recommend any? Our systems are the PS2, and a PC running Windows XP that was middle-of-the-road 3-5 years ago (so no Army of Two, thank you). Freeware/shareware/indie are great, but so are huge blockbusters. It just needs to have as long, good, co-op section.
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

If I wanted tighten up the graphics on level 3, what should I do?

How can I (technically) prepare for a possible move from being a web developer to a game developer? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on May 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Best console for crime?

Should I get an XBox 360 or Playstation 3 to play Grand Theft Auto IV?
posted by plexi on Apr 29, 2008 - 19 answers

How to split a Wii to different TVs

Help make Mario Kart visible! [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Apr 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Wii workout!

Which Wii games require the most physical activity? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me spend less/more money.

How bad does XBox 360 look on a standard definition TV? [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Apr 10, 2008 - 22 answers

To The Pain: Megaman Anniversary Collection button controls

I am playing the Megaman Anniversary Collection on the Wii (via the gamecube disc), and it sucks because the buttons are backwards. The game was apparently built this way. It sucks. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Apr 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Microsoft Points blues

Xbox 360 PAL + MS Points for US + UK Live account + non-UK location? How can I work this out? [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Mar 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Bully for the 360: How Do I Know It's Patched?

I want to play Bully: Scholarship Edition on my Xbox 360. There was just a patch released for the game, but my console is not hooked up to the internet and never will be. How (and when) can I know that the physical copy of the game I buy is a post-patch version?
posted by BitterOldPunk on Mar 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Where do you buy your video games - and why?

Where do you buy your video games? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 21, 2008 - 41 answers

Tranferring game (NHL) data from Xbox 360 to PS3?

This is probably a dumb question to which I already know the answer, but: is it at all possible to transfer an NHL 08 (EA) season from an Xbox 360 to a Playstation3?
posted by xmutex on Mar 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Games not being used as games?

What's the coolest non-traditional use of games (especially video games) that you have ever heard of? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Mar 13, 2008 - 25 answers

I need my Guitar Hero

HDTV's that don't cause video game lag? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 9, 2008 - 12 answers

How Do You Decide Which Video Games You No Longer Want?

Asking for my son (a video-gamer question): How do you decide which games to get rid of (trade in for store credit, get cash value for, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Mar 8, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me find my favourite computer game from 10+ years ago.

Help me find my favourite computer game from 10+ years ago. It featured a pixel frog and pixel flies and it was not Frogger. [more inside]
posted by mumble on Mar 5, 2008 - 11 answers

I can't play Bioshock (sniff), so what should I play?

Half-Life 2 rocks my world. What should I play next? Note: my PC cannot handle much more than Half-Life 2. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 1, 2008 - 39 answers

Kickass digital girls?

What was the first videogame that had a principle female character that not just a damsal in distress or sex object? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Feb 23, 2008 - 33 answers

How Do I Make A Fake Loading Screen?

What's the easiest way to create a fake ZX Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 loading screen? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Football without the smelly dudes.

When I was very young, my family had a TI 99/4A home computer. One of the games we had on it was this version of football. I need to find something like it. [more inside]
posted by mkb on Feb 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Who writes videogames? (not in the programming sense)

Who writes videogames? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Jan 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Tiny little packages, they seem all alike to me

What Wii game is most like Zork? [more inside]
posted by Eringatang on Jan 9, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames.

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jan 8, 2008 - 66 answers

Video games suddenly make me sick?

So, I guess I'm getting motion sick now? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jan 7, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I determine if older multiplayer games are still up and running?

What's the best way to find out whether or not an older online multiplayer game still has an active user base? Short of purchasing the game and looking for myself, of course. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Dec 12, 2007 - 9 answers

If she wants to dance and drink all night...

How can I turn DDR: The Hottest Party (for Wii) into the main activity in a get-your-fat-butt-off-the-couch and move around routine? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Rock Band Controllers. Oh what a waste of a question.

My copy of Rock Band is arriving soon. Is it possible to make one of my existing PS2 Guitar Hero guitars work with it? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Nov 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Where is the Game of Dreams?

Is there a video game that simulates a dream? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Nov 22, 2007 - 31 answers

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