Posts tagged indie life

Rate of success VS the part-time game devs

Daniel Cook posted an interesting article on his blog about Minimum Sustainable Success and it’s another reminder of how tricky it can be to achieve as a part-time game dev. Just working on a project dear to you and doing your best is not a guarantee of success. You can’t predict success or how successful […]

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Steamspy – Your voyeur needs have been answered

More or less … Since it’s out there for everyone to see anyway I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about what you can see on that new website SteamSpy which compiles and extrapolates data from Steam. I have never really posted detailed data about exactly how many copies of Human Extinction Simulator […]

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Getting attention – What worked and what didn’t so far

Twitter : Not great Twitter doesn’t quite work. At least, it’s far from any expectations I had. I already talked about it but I think it’s worth repeating as I’m not the only one that came to that conclusion. Interesting fact: writing a tweet that gets retweeted ten thousand times does NOT translate into more […]

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35 and not quite where I’d want to be

This weekend I turned 35 … and no I’m not quite where I wish I’d be if I’m honest. For some reason, I thought that by the time I’d turned 35 I’d be self-employed, working on games full-time. Not rich but making enough money to not have to do anything else. Because I’ve released so […]

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Just an indie game dev day

One thing you don’t necessarily realize when you decide to start making games to hopefully to make a living one day is that often you end up spending entire days on stuff other than actually working on a game. Today is Friday so it was my day off from my day job (by choice and […]

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