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I'm on holiday until Wednesday.After his most recent release failed to breakthrough on iOS, indie developer Erik Asmussen has soured on developing for the App Store. Erik was kind enough to share a very detailed post-mortem with us about his experience.

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Coney Island at night, 1904.
I'm halfway through my vacation and (forgive me for saying so myself) we've had some really amazing guest posters so far, haven't we? Civ V designer Jon Shafer's fascinating tips for making better touchscreen game UIs and behind-the-scenes looks at the...

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I don't stand a chance against Electric Michelin Man and Zombie Kim Kardashian.
I know I'm supposed to be on holiday but Lady Faraday is Doing Her Hair, a monumental task that I imagine took days or weeks in earlier times.

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Last May, here at inkle we released our first self-published game onto the App Store. And we decided to take a risk: we didn’t make a physics puzzler, a match-3 or an endless runner. Instead, despite knowing full-well that it’s 2013, we decided to release a text-based game.Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! is...

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If there's one game that universally bewitched the Pocket Tactics team this year, it's Talisman Prologue, Nomad's adaptation of a classic Games Workshop board game. I asked Carl Jackson to come tell us how his studio brought the game to life. -- Owen.

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To kick off the guest posts that will be providing cover for my holiday, here's Civilization V designer Jon Shafer. Shafer is head-down in development of the successfully Kickstarted At the Gates, his first independent project.

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Remember: Friendly fire is on.
Aliens versus Humans: Missions, the head-to-head multiplayer variant of AvH that we talked about earlier this month, is now being scrutinised by the powers that be in Cupertino, and should be up on the App Store in the next week or...

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It's time to pursue Lu Bu.
That sequel to Autumn Dynasty that we first caught wind of back in August has locked in a release date and a price: 7 November on the App Store for $6.99.

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Are you not entertained?
Here's another release from last night, apparently hoping to beat the Wednesday night crush: Combat Monsters for iOS and Android. This is the new game from Great Big War Game developers Rubicon that we talked about earlier in the week.

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Rock the casbah.
Alhambra is here for iOS Universal and Android, very modestly arriving with no fanfare, no press release, no promotional video -- just dumped here in the middle of the night like a body into East River. That's not usually a sign of quality.

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