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Making games is hard. Making games that make money is exponentially more difficult, but even that doomed opportunity isn't possible without first overcoming the initial problem -- making games is hard. We've tracked the emotional and economic expense of making a game without a publisher, devoted ba...

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March 14, 2012 at 11:00PM
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Sketch Nation Shooter actually came out a little while ago, and it's not so much a game as it is a game engine; it allows anyone with a pen and paper to create enemies and turn them into shoot 'em up video games. I was duly impressed with the title at release, but the latest update has really upped...

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The iPhone App Store is littered with small-minded games. Sure, they may be fun, but they're far too often devoid of any real, long-lasting appeal. Sketch Nation Shooter is more than just the antithesis of those games ... it's the antidote. SNS not only allows you to use your iPhone to create a ...

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Ever since I first played Sketch Nation Shooter back at GDC, this is what I've been waiting for -- a chance to see what the masses are doing with this wacky little game creation tool on the iPhone. In the app, players can make up their own graphics and assign their own rules to enemies and items ...

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When I was reminded of its name at GDC, I couldn't recall hearing much about Engineous Games. It's the development studio founded by Nitzan Wilnai, a former software developer at EA and Yahoo who's gone to work making iPhone games for himself. But I did recall Engenious' first title, Tatomic, which...

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