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Okay, a couple weeks late, but here’s your Belchy Burpy Recap of Busan Indie Connect 2018! Wooooooo! BIC is good times for those of us based in Korea. It’s nice to have something on our home turf where we know all the good restaurants to take people too. Makes us feel important. Always fun to […]

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Hoe Down, y’all. Play that funky music. Went to BitSummit Volume 6 in Kyoto over the weekend. Played some great indie games, reconnected with old friends, and made some new ones. A good time was had by all.  Here are some thoughts on what I saw: Trends: The Switch: The Switch is the trend. Period. A […]

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A belated and half-hearted Happy New Year’s to everyone. We’ve had a good break here, and by good, I mean it took me 3 weeks to pick up ourselves from the tear-soaked bathroom floor where my hopes and dreams have gone to die, to drag myself out to December’s Seoul Indies. Which kinda cheered me […]

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TLDR: Japan is for drinking. While I can’t say this statement has been true for my whole life, or for even times as recent as 10 years ago, I do loves me some Japan. I think after moving out of the country, we needed a few years apart to grow and develop, and now that […]

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I finally decided to get off my lazy ass and go to GStar in Busan. Was it worth it? Kinda. Here’s the breakdown.   The Good     1. Busan Indie Connect (BIC) has a fairly large pity booth at the side of the event. I’m pretty sure the conversation went like this:  Busan Government […]

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Welcome back to Game Dev with the Underdev’d #3. We’ve come along way people. Burpy Fresh’s first game ever has been met with incredible critical approval. Three downloads! Admittedly, developing something that requires 4 PS2 controllers was likely not a good idea. Onwards and upwards! Fast forward a year. Nothing has happened. Yay! Basically, I’ve […]

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Another month has passed, and with that comes another Seoul Indies! Next month, I’ll be in Japan instead of indies, so let’s make this month count that much extra. Heh. Nah, I’m gonna half ass it like I always do. This week there were 4 presentations, two I hadn’t seen before. Daily Dungeon – 1506 – […]

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Not to be confused with Geometry Butt Fun, out next year on the Nintendrix Switch.     I saw Engare this weekend on the Indie Game Developers Facebook group, and decided to give it a go, since it just released on Steam and was on sale. I’m a sucker for a discount. It’s a game […]

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The mainstream Korean mobile game scene contains a whole bunch of garbage. Like a planet of garbage. Mostly it’s just basically re-skins of Progress Quest, where you slowly grind levels so that you can see bigger numbers. I guess that’s mobile gaming in a nutshell world wide, but the current Korean scene seems pretty trash […]

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Hey, so @curttheinvert and I went to Seoul Indies this month and they actually had games. Like 5 of them! I forgot to bring my camera, but I’ll scavenge some stuff of the Internet.   Her Knights – Byulbaram     First up was Byulbaram, the godfather of Korean indie, featuring 그녀의 기시단 (Her Knights) in […]

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