About General (twitter: @GameGems)

In indie gamedev since 2010. One day I'll make a strategy game better than Civilization!


Ludum Dare 35
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on September 14, 2015

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Congratulations on the Programmers’ day!

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Sunday, September 13th, 2015 5:58 am

Today is the 256th day of the year and it is celebrated as the Programmers’ day! Congratulations and best wishes to you, colleagues and friends! Let there be more great ideas and less bugs! More interesting and less routine tasks!

I continue making video reviews to LD entries:

Going to make 10 more reviews today.

We at FGL.com welcome all indie game developers – we’ll be able to find a sponsor/publisher for your web or mobile game. Also we have a great service called Enhance – you can use it to integrate ads into your mobile game without any coding.

5 more videos (comment my game to get a video of your entry)

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 2:42 pm

Hello, I’m back! I promised to make video reviews every day, but I participated in FGL GameJam (Being an administration member I don’t aim for the prize, just after this Ludum Dare I understood how much fun is it to make a game within a limited time).

So, here are 5 more game videos:

Disturbed mind

More coming soon!

To get a video review for your game sooner, please, check and comment my entry:

Something deep



GameJam on FGL: Create a Simplest Possible game

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 12:13 am

Hi! I you didn’t make it to Ludum Dare, or if you submitted your game, but still want more challenges, now a 72-hours GameJam on FGl is running.

Theme: Simplest possible game (I’ll try to fit withing 48 hours or less having such theme :) )

Thread on FGL forums

Besides honour and respect the winner will get $100, 2nd place $30 and 3rd place $10

10 more video reviews

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 3:41 pm

Today I played these games:

– Akumajou Crapula
– Lunchtime Ninja
– Hell Wars XVIII: Soul Harvest
– Monster Attack!
– Gorgezilla
– Growing Up
– The Troll Toll
– The Mammoth: A Cave Painting
– Don’t Crawl
– Massacre Monday

I enjoyed playing them and I hope you’ll enjoy the video.

BTW, at FGl.com we a going to held mobile-only GameJam on the 28th of August. The theme voting is going on now.

Reviewing LD entries

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Monday, August 24th, 2015 5:03 pm

After I submitted my entry about a monster in the deep, I had a good sleep, restored my mana bar and finally it’s time to check the other participants’ entries.

Since 2012 I’ve made 1500+ video reviews of indie games either as a community member of Russian-speaking community flashgamedev.ru or as a game reviewer at FGL. That’s why I’ll not just rate the games, but will rather share 3-10 minutes of how a new player (me) would play these games.

Here are the videos for the first 8 games I’ve rated:

– Socks Monster
– Earth Pocalypse
– Area 50
– Delicious cortex
– Banana eater
– Pegakitty saves the world
– Chompy
– Sea monster

I search the games to rate and review:
– among the comments to my entry
– in my twitter feed
Рamong all the LD entries

View video on youtube

I hope you enjoy it!

This is a good Ludum Dare to start participating!

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 4:11 pm

Hello! I knew of LD long ago, but every time I either forgot of starting date of had some urgent tasks at my full-time job. But this time is a perfect moment to get involved.

I’ll make a Flash game to prove that it’s still alive :)

BTW, once, when I was late to the LD which theme was “10 seconds”, I made a game “11 seconds“, and it became daily 2nd on NewGrounds.


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