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Why a gaming startup is a good idea
Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail wrote an excellent series of Tweets (summarised here) on what takes to start a games business. TL;DR: JFDI He says you start. Get on with it. Make the best game you know how to....
- Posted 12 days ago
Crowdfunding a video series by lawyers for indie devs
Most people just want to follow their passion, create new things and make money. So that's what most resources for indie developers focus on. As was pointed out in a recent guest post, many indie developers...
- Posted 181 days ago
Crunch-free, commute-free, child-friendly: making games the Lady Shotgun way
Almost a year ago I set up Lady Shotgun, a game dev company with a core objective to have our entire workforce working flexible hours from home. A huge factor behind this rather unconventional approach to development...
- Posted 182 days ago
iOS indie game developers: are you paying too much VAT?
Business accounting seems to be something that scares the hell out of most of the devs I know. Compared to being creative and making games, it can seem dry. In fact, at least two developers I've spoken...
- Posted 189 days ago
Computer Science is not the answer to everything
I do not agree with the seemingly-widespread consensus that getting more young people into computer science degrees is a magic bullet. It wouldn’t provide 90% of students with the breadth of skills they need for where the industry...
- Posted 434 days ago
Indie Legals 1.01: Starting an indie game company
A 2009 Nesta report suggested that the creative industries were capable of growing at twice the rate of the economy as a whole. The closure of Blackrock and Bizarre has seen yet more developers join the already...
- Posted 581 days ago
How Much is Your Game Worth?
How much is your game worth? It’s a question that developers and publishers don’t ask often enough. They think that the price is pretty well set (around about £30-£40 in the shop) and don’t bother thinking about...
- Posted 636 days ago