The main purpose of this website is to support Android indie game developers with tutorials, reviews and promotion of their games. The main difficulty for the developers is not to make the game, but to get exposure. To get it out there. If you find anything useful here, please spread the word. Like my page on Facebook, follow me on Google+ or Twitter. Thank you!

Google+ Facebook Twitter

× close

Saturday 24 August 2013

New Blog Design, Game Reviews and more

As an excercise in CSS, HTML and XML, I have tried to make this blog look more professional. I have used an existing free template (see footer) and removed all elements that I did not like. Also doesn't really handle multiple pages very well. The pages in the menu are links to searches for certain labels, but it'll do. I hope this new design looks good enough for the new purpose of this blog: game reviews & tutorials.

Game reviews

The biggest problem of Indie Game Developers is publicity. I learned that the hard way. I got positive feedback from people playing my game, but simply not enough players found it. I believe every little bit of publicity will help fellow Indies so I have decided to give it a try. I play those games anyway.
I will start reviewing games from people who already helped me during my development, but if you want to request a review, click on Submit game for review link in the top bar.  It's free with a small condition. See the submission form for details. I plan to do a review or two per week.


There's never enough tutorials and since I have already made one published and one unpublished game in AndEngine, I want to share my experience in a series of tutorials. There are already some tutorials for AndEngine, but this simple and free 2D engine always suffered from a lack of documentation - so I guess it won't hurt to write an article or two!
Martin Varga is a Czech software developer who likes pygmy owls (hence Kulíš), running, ramen, travelling and living in foreign countries. He is also known as smartus or sm4 on the internet (read as smartass, but there are too many of them). He currently tries to make games in AndEngine like Mr. Dandelion's Adventures and hangs around a lot at the AndEngine forums.