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Monetization, Marketing and MST3K

Or Our Attempts at Innovation in Magic & Magnums In a recent post I described the long and winding road that got us to the launch of Magic & Magnums and how its weird development path allowed us some atypical freedoms than if we were concerned with things like…oh, say…making money. The biggest effect on gameplay came from…

RealSense And The Uncanny Valley

IDF 2014 was not the first time we’ve been honored to have a tech demo on the floor. And as we’ve been to the rodeo we’ve learned a thing or two about floor demos. First among those things: Keep It Simple Sherlock. So with that lesson in mind we created Cloak&Badger – a very simple…

Redwall at GDC

I should have written this months ago, while all the memories were fresh, but sometimes you need a little time for an idea to find its place in your mind and sort itself out – perhaps this is one of those times. A few months back we were at GDC in San Francisco. For the…

Realsense & Unity3d : A First Look

(by Jon Collins, on behlaf of Soma Games and Code-Monkeys) This article is part of a series that documents our ‘Everyman’ experience with the new RealSense hardware and software being developed by Intel. Full disclosure, Intel does pay us for some of this stuff but one of my favorite aspects of working with them is…

Getting Rolling with the RealSense SDK

(by Jon Hogins, on behlaf of Soma Games and Code-Monkeys) This article is part of a series that documents our ‘Everyman’ experience with the new RealSense hardware and software being developed by Intel. Full disclosure, Intel does pay us for some of this stuff but one of my favorite aspects of working with them is…

Gaming and Intel’s RealSense

If you were watching at CES you may have seen Intel unveil their RealSense initiative. This is really an evolution of the Perceptual Computing initiative they pushed a year earlier but now with (vastly) improved hardware and software. We’ve been involved with this program for a while now, but wearing our Code-Monkeys hats, and we’ve…

Redwall Step 2: Ship It

Redwall AbbeyCraft : The Corsair’s Last Treasure is live. In case the point of that is lost, that means that the very first officially licensed Redwall video-gamish-thing is now out there in the wild. Bam! If step one of our journey was to Shout It then step 2 was clearly to Ship It. In other…

One Million Downloads! Now what?

One Million downloads… When Soma Games was started I don’t think we had any idea that such a number was even a possibility. At other times, as we saw certain titles explode onto the scene with huge download numbers, a mere 7 figures seemed like a gimmie. Today, with both extremes more tempered by poise,…