GO! How two guys made an iPhone game (and lived to tell the tale)

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June 14, 2012
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GO! How two guys made an iPhone game (and lived to tell the tale)

Tim Sears and I give some tips to other first-time indie game developers based on the surprise success of Ramps for iOS. Presented at WebVisions 2011.

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Tyler Sticka

June 14, 2012
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  1. GO!HOW TWO GUYS MADE AN iPHONE GAME (AND LIVED TO

    TELL THE TALE) WEBVISIONS 2011
  2. @tylersticka @u2elan

  3. 1 HISTORY LESSON

  4. 2006-2007

  5. OVER 1,000,000 PLAYS

  6. THIS IS WAY BETTER!

  7. (SOB STORY)

  8. FIRST EXPERIMENTS

  9. 2 PROCESS

  10. CREATIVE PURSUIT PRODUCT

  11. WE CHOSE TOOLS THAT HELPED US COLLABORATE QUICKLY, LOOSELY, CHEAPLY:

  12. WE AVOIDED OVER-PLANNING

  13. WHY THE HECK NOT?

  14. WE — SMALL DETAILS

  15. SOLICIT FEEDBACK FROM YOUR PEERS WAY FASTER THAN GRAPPLING WITH

    YOUR OWN SELF-DOUBT ( )
  16. ITERATE!

  17. http://www. ickr.com/photos/pietermorlion/5014362542/ “WE MADE IT, SO IT’S OURS TO DESTROY.

    AND THAT’S LIBERATING AND EXCITING IN A REALLY CREATIVE WAY.” - JEFF TWEEDY
  18. IF A GAME DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT, NO AMOUNT OF MARKETING

    CAN MAKE UP FOR IT WIKIPEDIA SAYS THIS GAME LOST ATARI $100 MILLION
  19. 3 RECEPTION

  20. http://www. ickr.com/photos/mukumbura/4180968389/

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  22. TRADITIONAL EXTRA HIP

  23. COVERED US FIRST, FOLLOWED BY... THE APP INFORMER IGN SLIDE

    TO PLAY 148APPS iFANZINE.com APPOLICIOUS APPMODO DOWNLOAD SQUAD APPSPY TOUCHREVIEWS.net ...AND MORE (THANKS, EVERYONE!)
  24. “A NEAR-PERFECT MIX OF SIMPLICITY AND ORIGINALITY THAT MAKES IT

    A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT AN iPHONE GAME SHOULD BE.” - SLIDE TO PLAY http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/ramps-review
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  28. 4 IF YOU REMEMBER NOTHING ELSE...

  29. RESIST OVER-PLANNING

  30. ITERATE OFTEN

  31. LISTEN TO YOUR PEERS AND USERS

  32. ABOVE ALL ELSE, MAKE THE BEST THING YOU CAN

  33. backabit.com @playramps THANK YOU! @u2elan @tylersticka