Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




July 2015

Cashtronauts : Get out there and get rich

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Indie, Kickstarters, Steam

Cashtronauts is a twin-stick shooter where capitalism rules over all. The goal is to collect as much money as possible by salvaging crates, mining asteroids, fighting pirates or whatever else it takes. The game is a beautiful example of the contribution indie games can have on video games. This article is based on an early-access copy of the game and, as-such, might not reflect perfectly the final content of the…



August 2011

This is why I’m Afraid of Making Indie Games

by Alexandre Denault, on Game Development, PC, Lawsuit, Scrolls, Bethesda, Indie, Fear

If you haven’t heard the news, Bethesda is complaining about the name of a card game from the makers of Minecraft, Scrolls. Even worse, they are sending in the lawyers. I like to work on indie game projects. The first that I released was BlokPanic, on the App Store. I have other game ideas, but I am always worried. It has become common practice for game developers to sue…