Discovered This Week #3

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Thursday! Let’s see what stuff I’ve discovered this week

HootSuite

HootSuite.com
It’s a useful service for yourself or your business to manage the several Social Networks that we use constantly. It can replicate the same posts in all of them, manage the followers and comments, see what they are saying about you in every network at once. I use it for both personal and Gamenific spheres.

Concurso INOVApps

comunicacoes.gov.br/concurso-inovapps
Brazilian only. É um concurso que o Ministério das Comunicações que está interessado em promover apps e jogos móveis. Serão 25 ganhadores nas duas categorias. Eu estou pensando seriamente em participar.

26 melhores sites brasileiros sobre desenvolvimento de jogos

https://producaodejogos.com/os-26-melhores-sites-brasileiros-sobre-desenvolvimento-de-jogos
Brazilian only. A great compilation of 26 brazilian sites about game development. Their are a mix of associations, indie devs, and general discussion. Great source of material and a good opportunity for a networking.

Discovered This Week #2

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Second episode of series, I comment some sites that I stumbled upon.

ArtStation

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https://www.artstation.com
Simply an amazing community and portfolio website service for professional AAA artists. Many of these artists already work on a company and probably will not accept a freelancer job. My bad 🙁

Soundrown

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https://soundrown.com/
Relaxing sounds, used to to help focus during work, is something that I like a lot. The main differentiation from other similar services is the ability of mix dozen different sounds types like rain, fire, train, thunder, etc. They are all very balanced. My favorites are coffee shop and fire, that do not have much treble sounds that tend to increase anxiety, at least for me. I generally combine them with others, to experiment.

Google Academy

https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/
A mini central repository of Google Analytics courses. Very good. I am doing some to increase my knowledge of game analytics.

Discovered This Week #1

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The very first entry of what is going to be — hopefully – a routine: a list of interesting materials that I found. Blog posts, sites, documents. Everything that I believe is worthy mention here.

Productive Flourishing

Productive-Flourishing
https://www.productiveflourishing.com/
It is the paradise of people that will start a new life. They present very sheets to make your personal and professional life more organized. There are a one for everything: monthly planning, blogging routine, todo tasks, GTD related. But seriously, there is no productivity guru that do not stress the “make this a habit” mantra. So force yourself to use them for a while.
In the blogging organization tag, I found the following site:

Editorial Calendars and Professional Blogging

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https://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/09/07/editorial-calendars-and-professional-blogging/
This post is gives very quick view about the benefits of scheduling blog posts based on theme. It is not new by any means, but it I mentioned here because is the reason I am writing this very post! I will adopt some of the suggested themes:

  • Link round-ups – put together a list of the best posts you’ve read within the week (always good for Fridays)
  • Interviews with other bloggers in your niche
  • Reviews of products/services/websites in your niche
  • Tutorials or how-to articles – pick a day where you’ll share your expertise with your readers
  • Ask Me – create a post where you answer open questions from your readers in the comments section.
  • Blog Carnivals – host a blog carnival on a regular basis.

The Art of Animation

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https://theartofanimation.tumblr.com/
A stunning blog that gathers amazing artists. I found it when looking for an artist to draw character concept art for my next game. There are many concept art in general. Really inspiring.