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Mr.Dark

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State of indie developement
« on: August 22, 2013, 05:28:46 AM »
Since this is an indie group i thought it would be a good topic for discussion. Thoughts about indie developement? How do you see it?

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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 12:38:53 PM »
Indie development is the two sides of the same coin.

On one hand, for the team, is a step towards independence, to have complete freedom of actions, to create a variety of the most original ideas, literally is a dream come true.

On the other hand this is a huge responsibility. You are fully comitted to this business. Your don't work 8 hours per day, you work 24 hours a day in the way that you do not for a moment stop thinking about your projects. You have no weekends, holidays or vacations.

You try to find resources for your project and you never know what will be the outcome. Because the team doesn't have any financial or marketing support it has to rely on its own strengths.

So for us, it's very important to have the support of our friends and all our fans. Because you are our greatest strength.

We thank each and every individual who helps and believes in us and they help us shape who we will be in the future.

sopic84

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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 01:40:47 PM »
well said. Bravo!
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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 11:41:00 AM »
Very good topic indeed! As an indie company it needs a lot of determination to make an impact in videogames industry. Its not as simple as gathering a team and creating a game. There are a thousand problems that must be solved before the game you are making is released. And when you are indie it needs double the effort because this usually means little or no budget, no support from publisher and no marketing. Everything is up to you.

For a videogames company to survive it needs three things. Very good planning, good organization and good budget. Indies usually have little or no budget so in order for the team to survive they have to double the other two. You must always plan two steps ahead and try to anticipate the unexpected.

Now i see that crowdfunding has become very much in fashion between indies but this is not the solution but rather another way to help. In the end if you really want to make an impact prepare to be in this for a long time and commit yourself 100%.
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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 03:06:20 AM »
I think its very difficult for any indie to make a name without budget. Unless you make another angry birds or minecraft everyone else will be lost between all these small developers. You need either luck or money.

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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 04:03:07 AM »
Maybe but you never know when the next minecraft will be discovered. I think this is what drives a lot of these indies.

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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 11:49:17 AM »
Or maybe they are doing it because they just like it?

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Re: State of indie developement
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 03:26:47 PM »
Some of them. But most that want to get inside the industry are always looking for the next big hit.