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Re: How Profitable Are Indie Games?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:50 pm
by Epifire
This has been some good stuff to hear. I will likely be searching this out more in the future to go through the hows and whys of setting up and managing a small company too. Dang it's to bad Hourences didn't wright a book about that too.

Re: How Profitable Are Indie Games?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:44 pm
by marks
Dear Esther's total development costs were in the £170k region I think. I believe they secured separate funding in the form of a loan or grant though to pay for the Source engine license. I remember Dan saying that after all the profits had been distributed out, there was about enough left over to fund a prototype of their next game. I'm reasonably sure both Rob and Dan made a fair wad of cash from it (as they should) but it doesn't sound like there was much left over after that. And this was one of the indie darling runaway-success stories...

Re: How Profitable Are Indie Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:20 am
by Idolon

Re: How Profitable Are Indie Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:52 pm
by Black_Stormy
Great link and really good info. I feel a little let down though since they got 100k in prize money to fund it, but perhaps that means that a 100k loan is less prohibitive, provided you have a solid prototype and everything sorted out before quitting your job. My offer still stands for getting a 100k loan and working on a game full time for a year or two.

Re: How Profitable Are Indie Games?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:18 pm
by SM Sith Lord
Good articles, thanks for the links. The IndieViddy service looks awesome. Takes WAY too much damn time to send emails and try to promote your stuff all day.