Posts tagged indie life

Unexpected anxiety following a moderate success

Last April, I released my first financially successful game allowing me to be a full-time indie dev, March of the Living¬†(MotL). My story isn’t one of overnight success but one of 9 years and 14 released games in the making. It’s the kind of story you probably won’t read in the press because it’s lacking […]

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Partnership vs solo

Ever since the release of March of the Living, I’ve become really aware of what it takes for a game to be financially successful. I mean I always knew it wasn’t easy but MotL’s success helped to make this even clearer. The success of MotL is probably enough for me to not look for a […]

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Steam Dev Days would be a waste of my time

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Get out there, meet people, make new friends, expand your network, etc. Here’s the thing though. Not everyone fits in this setup. If I would go I’d probably end up talking to the same people I talk to online, waste time hearing about VR while I don’t care about it […]

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Dazed and confused – The search for my next game

With March of the Living having done well, I am now living the dream of being paid to think about game development all day long. It’s pretty cool. There’s one small problem though, I have no idea what game I will work on next. Sure, I won’t make anyone cry over this but if you’re […]

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Isolation as an indie game dev

I never needed much people around me. In fact, too much social stimulation often gets me uncomfortable. Yes I’m an introvert but as a friend of mine said to me “being an introvert doesn’t mean you don’t like social interaction. ¬†Just that it can be tiring”. When I had my previous day job I slowly […]

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