Posts tagged motivation

Building an audience as an unknown indie game dev

I’m constantly baffled by how many indie devs posting games on Greenlight are not doing anything to build their audience outside of Steam. It’s not like there’s a lack of “you should do this or that” posts addressed to indies out there. Yet, many of them help propagating the “I just need to get on […]

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Managing your indie #gamedev expectations and setting an objective

A tough thing to ask indies is that they see their journey in game development as a marathon when what we keep seeing day after day are sprinters occupying 90% of the press space. It can be difficult but that’s the only way to be able to continue working when things don’t quite go the […]

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There is no such thing as “indie marketing”

Games are everything. I’ve read all the “books” and applied it all, forget about it. If you don’t have the right game then you are wasting your time with “marketing” unless … All I see are indies that are there for some years now and have a nice following that can sustain them. All I […]

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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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Art and passion VS business and profits … Why not both!

The word “indie” evokes plenty of different things to different people but more specifically to many game devs it means something like “a creative/artistic process/passion as an end in itself”. Making money with their games is not an objective but maybe just a bonus or maybe it’s some kind of objective but they are still […]

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