Just a short note to give a bit of a shout out to some websites I am finding really useful currently.
#AltDevBlogADay is a wonderful site where there are, you guessed it, daily posts about game dev. It is super interesting and quite easy to spend hours at a time just absorbing as much info as possible. They have a massive line up of writers with varying degrees of industry experience who talk about everything from getting a leg up into the industry to practical tools for game creation. It’s truly awesome check it out! http://altdevblogaday.com/
IndieBits is also an excellent resource! It provides all sorts of info in getting started as an indie developer, how to stay motivated and much needed tips on the business side of the industry. The site also has regular input from practising professionals which is always a useful and interesting read. Have a gander : http://indiebits.com/
Finally, Kongregate a site which is home to tens of thousands of free games. What good is being part of the games industry if you don’t play a few games once in a while. The site also a potential way for developers to earn some cash as they offer developers percentages of ad revenues, have regular cash prize contests and even sponsor talented developers. Kongregate is a site I hope to use in the future as means to get my games out to the community and I encourage any and everyone to do the same! http://www.kongregate.com/