Amazon’s release a new 3d engine, for free, that integrates with AWS: Amazon Lumberyard
Category: indie developers
Building Apps For the App Store
The article “How to Become an App Store Millionaire: Make a Hit App, and Don’t Make Anything Else” – like Steve Martin’s advice of how to become a millionaire and not pay taxes “First, get a million dollars”. Both are easier said than done.
Link – via All Things D.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
This looks like it’s going to be great.
World of Goo Rapid Prototyping Framework
2D Boy, the folks behind “World of Goo”, have released a Rapid Prototyping Framework.
IAC Buys UrbanSpoon Based On Good Recommendations
Making Money with iPhone apps
Newsweek has a story about people who are making big bucks with iPhone apps.
Game Design Tour of World of Goo
Wolfire Blog has a great game design tour of World of Goo
Design Tour – World of Goo from David Rosen on Vimeo.
Really great observations. It’s a great game too. Just $15 on WiiWare. You can also get World of Goo for the Mac and PC
Do Something About Good Ideas Or Someone Else Will
Here’s an article entitled Good Ideas Have Lonely Childhoods. Go read it.
One Day’s Work Nets iRetroPhone $30,000 – So Far
Developer ObjectGraph built iRetroPhone, an iPhone app that lets you dial your iPhone as if it were an old-fashioned rotary dial phone in a day… first day sales at $2.99 each? 15,000 copies.
Flixster Buys iPhone iApp for iUndisclosed iAmount
Techcrunch is reporting that Flixster bought an iPhone application called Movies.app last week, and re-released it last night. It’s basically an app that shows movie times, has maps to local theaters, and lets you watch movie trailers.
I’m a little surprised that Flixster went out and bought the App, when it could have been developed internally. Maybe they learned a thing or two from the Hasbro vs Scrabbulous fight – if you see a great program, buy it. Now Flixster has a popular app under it’s umbrella. Hasbro has a replacement app for Scrabbulous, but I hear it’s not as popular.
Update Techcrunch says that Scrabbulous has been taken down world-wide now…