Android vs iOS Game Myths

I was hoping Chris Pruett would post a version of his talk, “Fact and Fiction: Lessons From Wind-Up Knight and Rise Of The Blobs” but he has not done so yet. The talk is available on the GDC Vault so if you attended GDC you can watch it there. It’s only 23 minutes.

In it he attempted to break some common myths about iOS vs Android games. Of course this is just his experience but he made the point that most of the myths of iOS vs Android are not backed up by any data so he brought all his data.

I’m kind of hoping if I post this he’ll feel compelled to post a version of his talk in his own words instead of mine. Hey Chris. Post your talk! In the meantime here’s my summary of his talk (more…)

Random GDC 2013 Links

Outracks: Makes some “program CPU and GPU in the same language” thing http://outracks.com/

Dys4ia: A game about one person’s transgender experience http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/591565

Kentucky Route Zero: An adventure game with a unique style http://kentuckyroutezero.com/

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: is a 2-player co-op micro-platformer set inside a pink Death Star locked in battle with hordes of space baddies http://www.asteroidbase.com/dangerous-spacetime/

Knights of Pen and Paper: Is meta RPG. You play a group of friends playing an RPG http://beholdstudios.com.br/knights-of-pen-paper/

Sandboxr: Print your own figurines http://www.sandboxr.com/

Giga Tokyo Toy Box: A manga about making video games. https://www.google.com/search?q=giga+tokyo+toy+box

140: A platformer synced to music http://game140.com/ (video)

Intrusion 2: A Contra style 2D game with lots of cool segmented sprite animation http://www.intrusion2.com/

Liquid Sketch: A game using fluids. Not sure how it plays. There are lots of other fluid games but it looks interesting. http://www.liquidsketch.com/

Zineth: A skating game. Mostly impressive as it was made an a few months by students http://arcanekids.com/