Posts tagged indie life

Why is selling good games so hard?

This title isn’t from me; it’s from an early access postmortem of the game Book of Demons that you can read here: https://thingtrunk.com/bod-early-access-launch-postmortem/ I don’t like this question. Different indie devs getting similar results might come to different conclusions and it’s really hard to get people to read between the lines to see the real […]

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The one time a game dev doesn’t want a YouTuber attention

I sometimes wonder how I’d react if a YouTube celebrity would pick one of my games and bash on it for 30 minutes as entertainment value for his public. Apparently there’s no such thing as bad publicity but that’s the kind I’d rather avoid receiving anyway. The good news is that the chances of that […]

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Tips you were never given about being indie

These are not tips to make that big hit you might be after, you’re on your own for this. Live in a country where the dollar is worth less than the US dollar As weird at it is, a considerable part of the success I’m enjoying right now is due to the fact that I […]

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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 LivingĀ (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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