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CFO/EP of Himalaya Studios, owner of Sonic Toad Consulting, owned by the very spoiled #indietoad. I write and adventure. Omnipresent subculture expert with an unabiding love for our amphibious and reptilian friends. Resident business advisor/instructor at Playcrafting NYC. Be my Twit here.

 

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Posted by Rachel Presser on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:52:00 EDT in Design, Production, Indie
It's a common paradox: you make games for a living to some extent, but never have time to actually play anymore. But we need to make time, and here's why (and what I accomplished by doing so.)



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Comment In: [Blog - 07/22/2015 - 12:52]

Totally agree What keeps you ...

Totally agree What keeps you going is just that vision of someone else enjoying your games and the best way to visualize that is to find new games and replay the first ones that inspired you and remember why you enjoyed them.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/10/2015 - 01:21]

I 'm a bit late ...

I 'm a bit late to the party here-- but this was such a wonderful read I had to say something. r n r nIt was my first GDC as well, and everything you said was spot on. I was so blown away at the enormity of it all and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/06/2015 - 07:16]

There is a lot of ...

There is a lot of truth to this list. Yes, it 's a bit negative. But this industry is a thug in a cocktail dress and there ARE too many people who get starry-eyed at the prospect of having an indie studio without realizing what they 're in for. r ...

Comment In: [News - 12/11/2014 - 09:28]

Shame to hear that, but ...

Shame to hear that, but we know how it is. There 's nothing wrong with making games purely for the art of making them: but it 's still tough to hear for those of us who want to be free of the shackles of outside work.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/07/2014 - 11:36]

We used IndieGameStand and were ...

We used IndieGameStand and were very happy with it. : Kudos to your success. r n r nI totally relate to all of this. The other thing I 'd like to add is that when making the transition from 9-5 to becoming an indie developer and dealing with stress and ...

Comment In: [News - 08/15/2013 - 08:44]

AGS is still making improvements ...

AGS is still making improvements in terms of porting-- if you run it as a regular apk file and make a directory of AGS games, you can get a majority of more recent AGS titles to run well on Android tablets. All of the Mage 's Initiation demo builds work ...