Author Archives: Bill Lahti

About Bill Lahti

Bill Lahti is a software engineer building mobile applications and knowledge management solutions. Two of his interests are writing for this blog and building Android apps, with strategy games being an area of particular interest.

Interesting Gacha

Interesting note on Gamasutra about “gacha” Continue reading

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Game Design Information from Amy Jo Kim

I found what looks like a good source for game information. It’s from Amy Jo Kim. See https://www.getrevue.co/profile/amyjokim.

There are many good talks by Amy Jo Kim on Youtube. A few of my favorites follow. There are quite a few references to gamification, but what I really have enjoyed is learning about building compelling experiences and community. Continue reading

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New Trailer Video for Double Star Game

I have a new trailer video for my Double Star game. Double Star is a turn-based, single player, space war game. Take a look: https://youtu.be/GPWCa_thzBc Continue reading

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Winners from Google Play Indie Games Festival

Game designers, you might get some ideas for games and techniques here: Google Play Indie Games Festival.

It’s interesting that most things you think about turn into games. Not two months ago, I was thinking about orbits and gravity after reading a sci-fi book. The book was Seven Eves by Neal Stephenson. One of the apps winners was a puzzle game about orbits. Continue reading

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New Indie Corner on Google Play

A new version of the Indie Corner is coming out on Google Play. This section of the Play store features games from small, independent developers. The latest batch of games looks like it has some good ones in it.

I’d like to call your attention to Rocket Rascal, a new game from The Animal Farm Creations. It’s a fun game with a unique look and feel. Take a look here: Rocket Rascal on Google Play. Continue reading

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The Superbook: an Interesting Idea

I don’t know if you’ve seen the Superbook announcement yet. It looks really interesting.

The Superbook is from Andromium. Basically, it looks like you use it to turn your Android phone or tablet into a laptop. For $99, you end up with what feels like an Android laptop.

“The Superbook os a plug-and-play device that turns your smartphone into a complete laptop. Just connect your smartphone to any Superbook, and get the same computing experience no matter where you go — never sync or upgrade your laptop again.” …

You can get more details about this new product on the Superbook Kickstarter page. As you will see on their Kickstarter page, they are off to a good start. Continue reading

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Double Star in Indie Corner on Google Play

My Double Star game is in the new Indie Corner section of games on Google Play. The Indie Corner is a new section where they feature games from small, independent game developers. … Take a look: https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_3001ed4_indie_corner?hl=en Continue reading

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