Immersion is Key

I strongly believe that the best video games are the most immersive ones. Many games can have great mechanics, good art, or enjoyable music. The best games, however, can pull off the ultimate magic trick. They distort time and space itself! A truly immersive game can make hours turn into minutes and erase all thoughts […]

Be a beta tester

Beta testing has begun and we would love to get feedback on everything! Do you like the music? Do you like the guides? Are any of the levels too hard? Do we need better hints? If you are interested to be a beta tester, jump on the Hint discord channel and let us know!

Designing Addicting Games

Video games are great. They’re a ton of fun to play and can be a cheap way to occupy your free time. They help people stay in touch with friends or even make new friends. Games are a far more interactive form of entertainment than just watching TV or movies. They keep your brain engaged […]

Avoiding Phone Game Pitfalls

For my very first post, I wrote an article critiquing common design shortfalls of phone games. For this article I want to talk about how I plan to avoid each of the mistakes I listed there while making Hint. Before we get too far into this article, however, consider yourself warned that there might be […]

I’m Making a Phone Game!

“But Chris, I thought you said you hate phone games?” Well, that’s not what I was trying to say, but I think the message might have come across that way to some people. I actually play a lot of phone games. I was surprised to find that I stopped playing on my 3DS because it […]

Phone Games Suck

Well, most phone games suck.  Alright, fine, a lot of phone games suck.  For PC and console gamers this has been the sentiment for a long time.  But why?  Is it inherent to mobile gaming?  Most people with a Nintendo DS or even a Switch will disagree that handheld gaming is bad.  In fact, Nintendo […]