I'd like to thank everyone for their support in 2013. Here is what you can expect in the year 2014.
Book reviews and giveawaysIf I get my hands on any Android books that could help the game devs, I am going to review them. I have also made a deal with Packt Publishing and you will see more of the e-book giveaways during this year (one is in progress right now). Packt published a range od Android books, including but not limited to these:
- Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide
- Learning Android Canvas
- Voice Application Development for Android
- Mobile Game Design Essentials
- Practical Game Design with Unity and Playmaker
TutorialsThere will be less AndEngine tutorials. Unfortunately I don't have enough time to work on them now as they take a lot of effort. But don't despair - there will be something better coming soon :)
Game reviewsThe interest in the reviews grew a lot as well especially among the indie game programmers who want to be reviewed. I am getting tens of review requests monthly. The page views of the reviews grew too, but not as much. And that is the problem. If you want help, you should help the others, too. This is especially true in the indie game dev community. Read the reviews of the other games and play them. Even by simply installing the game and not uninstalling it for a month you are helping fellow devs a lot. Also learn from other games - it's one of the best ways to improve your own games.
As a result, I have to make some changes. If you can spare $5, you will get reviewed and your review will be published in less than a week (see the game submission form details). I am still going to review games that I really like for free and you can still submit the game. But the queue grows very fast and it is getting long. I decided to do a monthly roundup of the submitted games every month
That's all. Now create some great games!