Author Archives: Montoli

IGG Marathon going on NOW NOW NOW

The Indie Games for Good marathon is going on right now!  Go watch these fine folks sit in a room and play indie games and yell at each other when they die!  They’re on World of Goo as of this writing, and I can hear them yelling in the background.  I imagine someone’s structure just […]

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A Weekend Full O’Jamming

This weekend was TIGJam!  (A game jam organized by TIGSource)  It was a lot of fun! We did a lot of jamming! Here are some highlights: Participating in the “hey let’s make a game in 1 hour” minijam.  (We took 1.5 hours, but it was fun anyway.  We weren’t the only ones who went over.)  […]

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Happy IGF Day!

Well, it’s that time of year again.  IGF has rolled around.  And with it, a new game announcement!  From me! So while I’m sure in the coming days we’ll see an incredible deluge of amazing games by talented people on the IGF site, I figure I’ll take a moment and talk about my own humble […]

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I am Bad at Capitalism

So in theory, when you make games, other people are supposed to pay you to play them.  But here at Paper Dino Software, we don’t play by your rules, society!  So in gross defiance of conventional wisdom (not to mention basic business acumen) I have turned the tables on your precious paradigm and am instead […]

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Still alive!

Dear internet.  How have you been? I’ve been good!  Terrible about keeping you up to date about my goings on of course, but you’re probably used to that by now.  And other than that, things are going swell! GDC is of course, this week.  I hope to see many cool people there!  (I have already […]

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Negative SpaceCraft – Launched at last!

Well, it has been a long and crazy development path, but I am happy to announce that my most recent game, Negative SpaceCraft, has been officially launched! You can play it over at Or if you would prefer to read about it, you can do that too. I have you covered, gentle reader!

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A brand new year

It’s a whole new year!  Back again from Christams vacations and family visits and the like!  Back to some fun news, in fact! First off, I was incredibly gratified to see this article.  While Hydorah was a shoe in for #1, I was incredibly gratified to see Boss Rush even made the list, let alone […]

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That time of year again

It’s mid-October, and the pumpkins are out.  And, potentially more interesting, the list of IGF entries for the year is out as well.  There are some fantastic things on that list!  And while there is one of them at least, that I have a certain amount of bias towards, I think I will highlight a […]

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Announcing Negative Spacecraft!

Looking at my recent dalliance into games about poetry, you could probably be forgiven if you were worried that I was past my “boss rush” phase, had forsaken SHMUPS and had decided to go play with word games, my new best friend, for ever and ever, from now on. If you thought this however, you […]

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Haiku News (Hai-news?)

So I released Haiku Hero, and then promptly vanished off to Japan to hang out with the cool folks from Nigoro/Asterizm, sing Karoke, and eat delicious chicken katsu.  (I’m not actually cool enough to know them personally, but got a rare chance to tag along when master translator extrodinaire Shih Tzu went a’visiting.  Since him, […]

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