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I'm Martin Magni. I make games.
Here's my new game, Odd Bot Out.

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Android Beta Open

November 19, 2014Tagged Odd Bot Out

The Android version of Odd Bot Out is now in beta! Become a beta tester for a chance to play Odd Bot Out right now.

The iOS beta has now closed.


Bitter Potato Salad

July 08, 2014Tagged Essays, Games

So a guy crowd funded his potato salad to the tune of $40,000. Some think it's a brilliant joke that deserves every cent. Others are offended that people throw money at a jokester while ignoring projects that demonstrate real skill and hard work.

Here's the deal. Yes, the guy deserves some money and attention for a novel joke, just not that much! He receives that much, not because he deserves that much, but because the Internet works as an amplifier.

The best products (Minecraft, Flappy Bird) become insanely successful. The merely great products (Infiniminer, Piou Piou) linger in obscurity. This isn't "fair". Work that's twice as good may be rewarded a thousand times more. But then life isn't fair. Some get lucky, some get cancer, and some had to live through the Middle Ages.

What can you do? You can only accept that rewards are not fairly distributed. Accepting is not liking. Accepting is feeling offended, insulted, and jelous, but keep moving anyway. You are right to feel angry! It isn't fair! But keep working on your projects, for their intrinsic reward, and for the offbeat chance that you become one of the few who are rewarded a thousandfold.


Playing With Blocks

June 24, 2014Tagged Martin

35 years later, I still play with blocks! Building stacks in my physics engine instead of my room. Indie game developer life :D

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Block Stacking Physics Engine Demo

June 23, 2014Tagged Odd Bot Out, Games

I'm so proud these stacks of blocks don't fall over in my physics engine!

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The Essence of Indie Game Development

June 19, 2014Tagged Games, Martin

We have discovered the essence of indie game development...

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Code Refactoring Trail

June 17, 2014Tagged Games, Martin

Here's why I haven't posted any game dev progress updates for a while:

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