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Gamasutra Expert Blogs: From Ouya to family vs. crunch

In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including three threats that Ouya has to overcome, having a family while facing the realities of crunch, and more.
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including three threats that Ouya has to overcome, having a family while facing the realities of crunch, and more. In our weekly Best of Expert Blogs column, we showcase notable pieces of writing from members of the game development community who maintain Expert Blogs on Gamasutra. Member Blogs -- also highlighted weekly -- can be maintained by any registered Gamasutra user, while the invitation-only Expert Blogs are written by development professionals with a wealth of experience to share. We hope that both sections can provide useful and interesting viewpoints on our industry. For more information about the blogs, check out the latest official posting guidelines. Here are the top blogs for the week: This Week's Standout Expert Blogs Threats to Ouya - Developers win (Thomas Grove) Thomas Grove examines three threats that Ouya will have to overcome, and why consumers and developers will win even if Ouya fails. New toys (Jon Shafer) Civilization series veteran Jon Shafer delves into why it's good for games to reward players with new mechanics. Indie PR on a shoestring (Robert Fearon) Robert Fearon looks at five ways you can strengthen your indie promotion skills with no money and a little time investment. Having a family while facing the realities of crunch (Patrick Driggett) Ready at Dawn's Patrick Driggett, a father of five, discusses how to maintain a healthy family relationship during the inevitable crunches that occur in our industry. Be better stewards (Corvus Elrod) Corvus Elrod offers a call to video game developers, journalists, and bloggers to recognize our impact and be better stewards of our community.

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