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Graduated from Tufts University in Boston with an MA in Economics.  I moved back to Delaware and did the 9-5 thing for 4 years or so while I worked on some gaming ventures.  In 2010, I proved that I learned nothing from University and became an independent Entrepreneur.  I've been an entrepreneur for over 5 years now with an ever growing list of ideas and web properties, most notably,


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Posted by Michael Gnade on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie
I recently wrote a post about my nearly 10 years in the Indie Game Industry. I touched on some of the changes and my personal journey along the way, but I felt the need to revisit it and provide some advice from what Ive learned along the way.

Posted by Michael Gnade on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:24:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
I found myself looking back at how the indie game space has changed since I first discovered it. Ive been involved with indie games for almost ten yearsfirst as a wannabe developer, then as an amateur journalist, and finally as an entrepreneur.

Posted by Michael Gnade on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:30:00 EST in Indie
It upset me that my fairwell letter to IGM would potentially be lost with the recent closure of IndieStatik so I wanted to preserve it here. I was upset with what happened with IGM after I let it go and wanted to have a final say on what IGM meant to me.

Posted by Michael Gnade on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:21:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
Games are incredibly undervalued compared to other entertainment that people enjoy. Why is such a technologically capable industry selling an hour of entertainment for less than a quarter when it used to sell minutes at an arcade for that same price?

Posted by Michael Gnade on Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:36:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
The title may be a little over the top, but it stems from some of the real struggles of my life over the past 4 years. I think the crux of this talk is really about how work and technology can intrude into our lives in a detrimental way.

Michael Gnade's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/14/2015 - 01:49]

Platformers are VERY overdone in ...

Platformers are VERY overdone in the indie scene - along with retro graphics... unique distinct visuals with a fusion of genres or a unique spin on gameplay is HUGE.

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

I 've gotten a few ...

I 've gotten a few personal emails Thanks so much guys and felt like I was passing along some good advice about becoming an Entrepreneur so here 's some tips: r n r n1.Figure out the minimum monthly figure that you can live off of - pay your bills, eat, ...