Stumbling Cat

I Accidentally Made a Game Girls Love

When I started Potions: A Curious Tale a year and a half ago, I didn’t know where it would lead me. I didn’t know that it would be an inspiration for girls. I didn’t know that I would become an inspiration for them. I made a game that I would enjoy and, as I was a woman developing the game, I produced a game that girls and women enjoy immensely. This wasn’t my intent, though, and I only stumbled onto that realization...

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A Small Dev in a Big Industry: My Trip to D.I.C.E.

Last week I crawled out of the cave that is my home office and traveled to Las Vegas to attend the D.I.C.E. Summit, an elite game industry conference where the biggest and most influential players in the game industry meet to network, receive awards, and enjoy some time away from work for a few days. A ticket at the door will set you back $3700, which is far outside of my modest indie developer budget. Thankfully, I was one of five...

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BrokenCast Episode 5 – “Potions A Curious Tale Developer Interview”

Our latest episode of BrokenCast our semi-regular podcast about the world of gaming is here for your listening enjoyment. This week I and managing editor Fionna Fox sit down with Potions: A Curious Tale developer Renee Gittins, the founder of indie developer Stumbling Cat. We chat about what it is like to enter the world of indie development fulltime as well as what it’s like to show off your game to thousands of potential players at the...

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