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Quiet Stories’ 9 Tips for Success

How do we know when it’s the right time to take a chance? Will I ever achieve my dream job? What am I missing? These are questions that plague many of us, and hopefully the following 9 tips will help you on your path to success.

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A Response to the Kinda Funny Gamescast Episode 176 (How to Get in the Games Industry in 2018)

A few months ago I wrote into Kinda Funny, a well-known group of video game influencers. I’ve followed Greg Miller (Kinda Funny Host/ Founder) since his time on Beyond and have always held the opinions of the whole Kinda Funny crew in high regard. I reached out to them to ask a question many gamers ask, how do I make a living for myself in the video game industry? They’ve covered this topic before, but I had a new perspective to add. I’ve been working in the video game industry for several years now, and it’s not all it is cracked up to be.

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Video Game Abominations… Isn’t Happening

Today I must announce the sad news that Video Game Abominations will not be releasing. Video Game Abominations was a satirical encyclopedia filled with all your favorite video game characters. Written and illustrated by myself (Chris Bowring), this was to be Quiet Stories first official book. We launched on Kickstarter in April, with a goal of $15,200 NZD, and as of today, funding ended with $1882 NZD raised (12% of our goal).

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Video Game Abominations Launches on Kickstarter

Quiet Stories is proud to announce our first major project, Video Game Abominations!

“What if there was a book filled with all your favorite video game characters… but then someone decided to take the piss out of them?”
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Can you Make a Video Game With No Experience? – Pt. 3 Creating a Playable Character

 “This week we start learning how to program, with a focus on creating our very first playable character.”

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Can you Make a Video Game with No Experience? – Pt. 2 Save time, by taking your time

This week we are doing our research and working out the best ways to be efficient with our time during this process.

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Can you Make a Video Game With no Experience? – Pt. 1 Coming up With an Idea

This is an experiment to see if someone with no idea how to make a video game… can make one on their own.

This week we break down the goals of this series, explore what is achievable, settle on an idea, and choose an engine to work with.

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