BlurryPhoenix Talks: Opinions on Steam Refunds

Ok, right off the bat, here are my initial qualifications to give you an upfront idea of my way of thinking.  I’ll expand on it later in the article.  “Have I ever refunded a game on Steam before?”  Yes.  “Have you ever worked with a game developer?”  Yes.   Now, that being said, here are … Read more

BlurryPhoenix Talks: Opinions on Alpha/Beta/Early Access games

There has been a rising trend in the game industry in the last couple years or so. That trend is releasing games that are in “alpha”, “beta”, or “early access” states. For those of you who aren’t familiar with these terms, “alpha” is the term for a game that’s really early in development. Usually the … Read more

BlurryPhoenix Talks: Rise of the Triad

So, for those of you who aren’t aware, I volunteer for an independent game developer called Interceptor Entertainment as their System Administrator and Community Manager. For the last year and a half, we have been developing the 1995 cult classic, Rise of the Triad. A brief history of the original Rise of the Triad: Rise … Read more