šŸ”— Subscription Software

This article by Matt Gemmell summarizes my feelings on subscriptions very well.

My favourite writing app, Ulysses, recently went subscription-only. I signed up. Subscriptions always court controversy, understandably. Here are a few thoughts.

šŸ”— Iā€™m a successful game developer?

Every now and then I’ll get an email asking “do you have any advice on how to be a successful game developer?” This is weird, because it reminds me that I am a successful game developer – in my head I still treat this as a full-time hobby, and I’m just bumbling through.

But I am successful: Sokobond, A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build, and Cosmic Express are all profitable, and more importantly they’re appreciated by players and by my peers. My company has enough money to pay contractors. I pay myself a tiny salary but I live frugally so I still have personal savings.