Links For December 6, 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, died Thursday night. He was 95.

A post-mortem from indie devs Seaven Studio.

When we started our communication about Ethan, we planned to have Steam Greenlight in the center of it. We wanted it to be our central hub for communication with the community, rather than setting up our own forum which would have need gamers to set up another account etc… to be where most of our targeted gamers are and already have a Steam account. I don’t know about other devs but it didn’t work out at all for us.

A retrospective on Spaceteam from Henry Smith.

I’m pretty confident that I achieved all the goals above, but that’s not the only way I measure success.... Sure, all these things might have happened if it had cost $1 so perhaps it could have made more money. But if you look at everything on that list and are still unhappy with how Spaceteam has performed then maybe your priorities are different than mine.

A time-lapse video of the assembly and launch of Mom Chung, the tunnel boring machine currently burrowing underneath downtown San Francisco.