THE BRAVE ZEBRA BLOG

Game Art Process: Bringing Hive of Witches Characters to Life

Game Art June 12, 2024

Creating characters for a game is a journey filled with creativity and challenges, especially when they are based on a book like Hive of Witches. Today, we’ll take you through the artistic process we followed to bring the main witch, Meske, and the heroic knight, Robert, to life. You’ll see how we stayed true to […]

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Case Study: Spirit Of The Island Porting Process

Game Porting May 22, 2024

The idea behind Spirit Of The Island (SOTI) was to bring the game to as many consoles as possible, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series. However, this presented a significant challenge, as the game is quite large and has many elements, making it a bit complicated to run on […]

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Crafting engaging game tutorials

Game Development April 12, 2024

You’ve spent countless hours honing your game’s mechanics, perfecting its visuals, and fine-tuning its storyline. Then, it becomes time to introduce your players to your virtual world, grasp its intricacies, and immerse them in the gameplay. That’s where tutorials come in. They serve as the gateway for players to step into your game universe with […]

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Mastering Remote Collaboration: 5 key practices for Seamless Team Integration

Game Development March 11, 2024

Working with remote teams can be challenging, especially if you are not used to it. You need to establish clear communication, trust and alignment with your partners, as well as deliver value and feedback regularly. In this post, we will share with you some best practices that we follow at Brave Zebra. These tips will […]

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Shift-Left: Why is it a key part of your game development?

Game Development February 21, 2024

The Shift-Left concept is unconsciously applied in many production areas, especially in software companies, where processes are divided into very detailed tasks. Does it sound familiar? Let us explain it to you! In Agile methodology, there is always a demand for division not only in terms of results but also in terms of processes. This […]

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Good, Beautiful and Cheap Outsourcing Solutions

Game Development January 16, 2024

In video game development, striking the right balance between quality, aesthetics, and costs is the challenge for the success of any project. The Good, Beautiful and Cheap combo embodies the challenges and decisions we face as professionals. Let’s talk about the intricacies of these combinations and understand why finding the right balance is crucial. Table […]

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Mastering community feedback integration for game development

Game Development November 30, 2023

Developing an online game that’s actively played and loved by a passionate community is quite a challenge, isn’t it? But don’t panic, we’re here to tackle one of the most crucial aspects: how to incorporate community feedback into your development process. We understand you want your game to be amazing, and to achieve that, listening […]

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Case Study: Nightmare Reaper Porting Process

Game Porting November 9, 2023

How hard can it be to port my game into another console? Today we are going to talk about the interesting journey of transforming the world of Nightmare Reaper into a seamless, playable experience on consoles.  In this post, created through an interview  with one of our talented porting professionals, we’ll dive into the challenges […]

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Game Design Validation in the First Stage of Development

Game Development October 9, 2023

Game development is a complex process that involves multiple stages, each with its unique challenges. One of the most critical stages is the initial one, also known for their initial prototypes as blockouts. This stage is where game programmers along with game designers create a prototype of the game using the simplest forms, such as […]

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How Partnering a Game Outsourcing Team boosts your project

Game Outsourcing September 12, 2023

Table of Contents Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform a project from a simple idea into a success story? In the dynamic world of project management, success is not merely a stroke of luck but the result of careful planning, effective collaboration and true dedication. In this post, we will look into […]

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Achieving Agile Excellence: Balancing Time and Resources in Game Development

Game Development August 16, 2023

Table of Contents In the process of making a video game, there are many important factors to align, and one of the critical aspects to ensure success in the development is effectively managing the time and resources we have for the project. As a project manager and an expert in Agile methodologies, you must understand […]

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Project Planning Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Game Development July 18, 2023

Often, we see that most common mistakes in a project occur when we don’t plan well from the beginning. This poor planning later leads to delays, deviations in development, and a loss of focus on the project, significantly impacting its success. We frequently receive proposals for new projects to start working on, and many times […]

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Brave Zebra presents online game development and porting solutions

Game Outsourcing June 13, 2023

The gaming business is made up of specialists and innovators. Experienced designers, creative programmers, and intuitive coders show no signs of slowing down in creating the most exciting and engaging online games. Also, when smartphones and the internet have taken a more significant part of our lives, exciting and lucrative game development opportunities entice businesses […]

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Our experience on Global Game Jam: lessons learned and tips for your next game jam

Game Development May 16, 2023

A Game Jam is one of the most exciting and intense events in the video game industry. In just one weekend, 4 of our team members at Brave Zebra: Álex Zacarés, Kiko Alfaro, Sergio Francés and Alejandro Guerrero, have participated in the Global Game Jam 2023 along with a fifth member, Erik Rueda Estévez  to create a […]

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Important factors for game porting to consoles

Game Porting April 21, 2023

Multi-platform gaming has been on the rise in recent years. The benefits of multi-platform gaming are well-known to gamers, as they don’t have to choose which device to play on and can play with friends across different platforms. Other factors such as the massive investment in new projects that were made in previous years, the […]

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Valencia: a hidden gem full of game development businesses

Game Outsourcing March 7, 2023

Hey there! Today we want to talk to you about Valencia (Spain), the city where we are located, and which we believe, is one of the best cities in the world for the development of video games and startups. Valencia is an innovative and technological city that is constantly growing. It has a wide variety […]

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Finding the perfect game development partner

Game Outsourcing February 22, 2023

We all know that video games are hi-tech complex products that require a good amount of skilled people, time and money behind them to provide a good entertainment product. They are a risky investment, the market is crowded with many types of games, so only the ones that really tick on the target users, are […]

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Welcome to our blog

Game Outsourcing December 21, 2022

Table of Contents Welcome game developers, publishers and game entrepreneurs! Soon we will leave 2022 behind and start this new year 2023 with new goals and projects. One of the most exciting ones will be this blog. It will not be a blog just sharing no-one-cares updates about our company achievements, we are not going […]

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