May 18, 2020 — Just an anecdotal piece of what it means to be an independent game developer. Every developer, of course, has their own story to tell, and here’s mine. When I was younger, I always felt a strong urge to create. I knew in my heart that I wanted to work in games, but I had no idea how to realize my life dream. Games are expensive to make (or so I thought) and my daytime occupation as a business software “programmer” was stable, safe, and well-paid. Read More →
April 22, 2020 — If you’re an independent artist, the world is yours. There are no boundaries. Read More →
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April 17, 2020 — We’re pleased to announce Legendo Music’s newest endeavor: The Ostrogothic Fantasy Orchestra. The new music project encompasses several established composers from Germany and Sweden, who’ve provided music for blockbuster games and movies for more than two decades.
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April 14, 2020 — When most people hear the word “Viking,” they think of wild-eyed raiders leaping from dragon-ships to attack some innocent monastery or village in England or France. However, Scandinavians also traded — peacefully — with Europe, the Middle East, and even China thousands of years before the first recorded Viking raid, and in doing so, they laid the foundation that helped jump-start Europe’s stumbling economy in the wake of the Western Roman Empire’s collapse. Read More →
March 21, 2020 — Contrary to popular belief, vampires and bats in popular culture didn’t start with Irish author Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Pre-historical Chinese cultures viewed bats as good luck signs, while the old Europeans feared it as evil. To some South American civilizations, Camazotz was a vampire bat god. In the Quiché Maya language which is still spoken in Guatemala, Camazotz means “death bat.” Read More →
February 22, 2020 — Before any business angel, soft-money bureaucrat, or publishing executive is going to sign off on any funding for a game project, they’ll more often than not expect to see the development team’s creative vision realized in the form of a short and polished playable demo, which in many investor and game publishing circles is referred to as the “vertical slice.” Read More →
January 20, 2020 — Turn-based combat and strategic games are, arguably, at the core of gaming. From tabletop board games to JRPGs, turn-based gameplay has always been a defining aspect of video games. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying the impact this type of gameplay has had — and will continue to have — on video games. Read More →
December 22, 2019 — Bears were deeply respected animals in the Viking Age, a tradition that likely hailed from pre-historic animism and warrior initiation rituals of ancient Scandinavia and Finland. Historical sources point to a thriving bear cult attested by the many berserker (berserkr in Old Norse) poems in the sagas, as well as several occurrences of dueling champions (hólmgǫngr.) Read More →