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Robert Madsen is Studio Director at SynapticSwitch, LLC, an indie studio he founded in 2010.  Robert is an avid evangelist for the game industry and leads the Indies SIG for the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

 

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Posted by Robert Madsen on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
What to start your own game studio from scratch? Read on!


Posted by Robert Madsen on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:09:00 EDT in
A recent article published at http://tinyurl.com/l5gcxo4 is headlined: http://tinyurl.com/l5gcxo4. Is it the sexism and bad working conditions, or is it the sensationalist reporting of these that does the harm?


Posted by Robert Madsen on Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:55:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
Over the next several posts I would like to share several articles that I wrote for the IGDA Indiespectives newsletter.


Posted by Robert Madsen on Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:42:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
How do you balance the demands of contract work while tyring to work on your own game? I'm singing the "Contractor Blues"!


Posted by Robert Madsen on Fri, 29 Jul 2011 03:44:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
Laid off? Unemployed? Read part III and conclusion of the series on how fate forced me to start my own indie studio or die!


Posted by Robert Madsen on Sat, 04 Jun 2011 03:01:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
Think it sucks being unemployed? Cheer up and start your own studio!



Robert Madsen's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/31/2014 - 02:04]

Thanks to those of you ...

Thanks to those of you who have commented so far. I love to share and it 's just great to know that someone is reading R

Comment In: [Blog - 06/26/2014 - 05:09]

Thanks David for your reply. ...

Thanks David for your reply. r n r nI am not in the habit of trolling and never have been. If anyone was trolling, it was the author of the article I cite and the headline they wrote. I am so tired of media trying to speak for our industry ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/10/2011 - 05:18]

Great perspective and an excellent ...

Great perspective and an excellent point.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/29/2011 - 03:44]

Thanks Cassio ...

Thanks Cassio

Comment In: [Blog - 06/04/2011 - 03:01]

Thanks for the great discussion ...

Thanks for the great discussion I love C for it's ease of development, C for it's power But I'm a programming language junkie and I have coded in COBOL, Fortran, BASIC, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, VBScript, C, C , C , Python, Perl, Php, Java, Javascript to name ...

Comment In: [Feature - 05/03/2011 - 04:25]

I have to admit that ...

I have to admit that I have only recently become familiar with the concept of gamification, so there may be exploitative practices that I am not aware of, but I disagree that the entire concept of gamification MUST lead to exploitation. The argument of this article is that gamification equals ...