The 25 Best Blogs and Resources for Indie Game Developers

Android Developer Blog

The Android Developer blog provides Android developers with official news and announcements for developers, directly from the Android team.

Topics: Android app developer news, development tutorials

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App Annie Blog

App Annie aims to help app developers make better decisions with their app store data. They are a leader for app store analytics, app rankings, and market intelligence. The AppAnnie blog proves particularly useful for stats regarding the state of the mobile games industry. While much of their data is sold as part of a subscription, they also provide free reports.

Topics: app store data, apps industry news, analytics

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AppData & Inside Mobile Apps

AppData is the standard in indexing applications and tracking their analytics for Apple iOS, Google Play, and others.

Topics: app metrics, top app lists, mobile industry news

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Apple Developer Blog

The Apple Developer blog provides timely updates about all the new technologies and capabilities available in iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and the new programming language, Swift, available in Xcode 6.

Topics: iOS app developer news, development tutorials

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Ars Technica

Ars Technica is a publication devoted to technology that caters to what they call “alpha geeks”: technologists and IT professionals.

Topics: tech news

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Cocos2d Blog

Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.

Topics: development tutorials, app development news

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Distimo (Resources)

Distimo is a leading source for app analytics and app data. Trusted by developers worldwide to track over 345,000 apps.

Topics: mobile app analytics, app trends, app industry reports

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Gamasutra

Gamasutra publishes news, features, and analysis on everything dealing with the art and business of video games.

Topics: indie game development tips, postmortems, industry reports

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GamesBeat

GamesBeat is the gaming division of @VentureBeat, sharing news, reviews, features, and more.

Topics: mobile games industry news, conferences

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GamesBrief

GamesBrief provides resources for the business of games, including insight on free-to-play games and advice on self-publishing in the form of books, blogs, and tools.

Topics: F2P tools, F2P tips, games industry news

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GamesIndustry

GamesIndustry.biz is the market-leading website and community for news and information about the global videogames industry, covering all aspects of the interactive entertainment value chain.

Topics: games industry news, games industry press releases

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GameSauce

GameSauce aims to provide inspiration for mobile game developers, globally.

Topics: games industry news, expert interviews

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GamesNewsHQ

GamesNewsHQ was “scientifically proven” to be the best video game news aggregator on the web.

Topics: games industry news

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Gaming Insiders

Gaming Insiders is a private community for the games industry with a great weekly games industry news and analysis newsletter.

Topics: insightful games industry newsletter, conference

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Github Blog

GitHub is a great place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over six million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

Topics: app development

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IGDA

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA), is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games.

Topics: developer news, events, webinars, local chapters

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Indie Games

Indie Games shares the latest independent games news, interviews, and features. From the makers of Gamasutra.

Topics: developer interviews, job listings

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MobyAffiliates

MobyAffiliates is a B2B Marketplace for the Mobile Ad Industry, with reviews of over 200 mobile ad networks and app marketing services.

Topics: ad network reviews, app marketing news, mobile industry news

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Pocket Gamer

PocketGamer.biz is all about the mobile games industry, processes, technology and deals that drive the business which makes these games happen. Covering breaking news, developer interviews, event coverage, and mobile games metrics analysis.

Topics: mobile games industry news, newsletter, events

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Polygon

Polygon is a video game website that “loves games almost as much as it loves you.”

Topics: game reviews, opinions

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Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is an online magazine for professional designers and developers.

Topics: design tutorials, development tutorials, best practices

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StackOverflow

Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It’s built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites.

Topics: app development, game development, community

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TechCrunch (Mobile)

TechCrunch is a quick resource for breaking technology news and opinions.

Topics: tech industry news

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UX Magazine

UX Magazine is defining and informing the complex field of user experience (UX) through frequent publication of high-quality articles for experts and newcomers alike.

Topics: user experience best practices, mobile app design

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Unreal Engine Blog

The Unreal Engine 4 subscription service allows developers everywhere to join a community dedicated to building great games and evolving Unreal Engine.

Topics: app development, mobile game development

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