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πŸŽƒ Spooky sales & a special Halloween level

Solo game dev book How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself is 50% off for one week! Also some spooky pixels.
How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself (50% OFF!)

BOO! I mean ... Happy Halloween! πŸ‘»

If you're scared it might be because the sale prices on my book and tutorial package are terrifyingly low! aha ha ha. Anyway until November 2nd:

πŸ“™ 50% off: How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself

This is the deepest discount in the book's history!

Over a year later, I still like the book's launch trailer.

As a lowly self-publisher, I don't have the ability to discount the paperback on Amazon, or I would. There's also (currently) just 9 signed copies remaining.

How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself (paperback signed by the author)
Get yourself a physical copy of How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself, signed by author Matt Hackett.If your shipping destination isn’t listed, please let me know and I’ll look into it!> AND NOW FOR THE MARKETING COPY! Here we goooooooo <Unleash your creativity and bring your game ideas to…

Nothing makes my day like getting an order for a signed paperback. πŸ“™β€οΈ

πŸ›  50% off: Making Big Indie Games

My first foray into, uh, online courses, or something. I usually call it a tutorial package (?). It's 83+ minutes of video and an ebook that guides you through the process I use to make games of substantial scope.

This is a price drop and discount! I hope that doesn't ruffle the feathers of my early supporters of Making Big Indie Games. I appreciate you enormously & hope the guide has been helpful in the last year. ❀️

Honestly I should be making way more stuff like this (and getting a better feel for how to scope & price them). I've talked with many developers, creators, and educators with packages like this such as Chris Zukowski, Derek Lieu, and Ben Anderson. Paid educational content helps creative folks like us be independent!

There's also a video walkthrough of the content in the package.

When you're a scrappy independent creator like me, sometimes super generous folks ask questions like:

Matt, would it help you more if I bought it on Itch or Gumroad?

- Lovely folks who go above & beyond to support me

Both platforms are helpful & every purchase counts, thanks! But if I had to pick one it would be Itch. They're just so good to developers & have a great interface. βœ…

🐷 Play the Halloween level in Pixel Washer

Wanna wash your way ... to the grave?! Muahaha! πŸ’€

Well you can't because Pixel Washer is a chill game about washin' pixels. There's no death, no violence, & no danger. The web demo's Halloween level is spooky but harmless! Relax to the chilling music & power wash an elaborate pixel graveyard.


Here's the Halloween level in the web demo, sped up to 30 seconds.

That's it, enjoy your Halloween! I'll leave you with some spooooooooky screenshots of other new levels in Pixel Washer. πŸŽƒπŸ«§πŸ”«πŸ·

Coming soon: more about entity component systems (ECS) and strange & unusual marketing experiments! πŸ§ͺπŸ“ˆ