Ryan Sumo's Blog
I am a freelance artist making games in the Philippines. I'm currently working on a political strategy/saitre game called Party Animals. You can learn more at http://heypartyanimals.com/
The second part of my Bitsummit recap, where I offer more practical advice for anyone hoping to attend Bitsummit or similar events in the future.
I offer practical advice for anyone hoping to attend Bitsummit or similar events in the future.
I talk about the origins of the new game I'm working on, and how awesome Bitsummit is for developers in our region.
In which I worry about my worth as an artist.
I discuss the specific set of circumstances that led to my moderate success as a freelance artist, and wonder if I would have managed it in today's market.
The weak dollar is making life as a dollar-earning contractor in the Philippines a little more difficult for me, and I talk about how it affects my own expenses and possibly the larger Philippine Game Development industry.
Ryan Sumo's Comments
[Blog - 04/02/2014 - 06:50]
This is a great article, ...
This is a great article, especially for people like myself considering crowdfunding in the future. I think everyone realizes that the crowdfunding bubble has popped, and that while KS and indiegogo remain legitimate ways to gather money to make a game, people are starting to be more resposible about it. ...
[Blog - 01/10/2014 - 05:45]
I 'd like to believe ...
I 'd like to believe this, but my own experience has me skeptical. Aside from Nimblebit and maybe Spryfox, are there any indie studios that have managed to make F2P work positively
[Blog - 03/23/2014 - 03:59]
I second that. It is ...
I second that. It is possible to make money by simply cloning Clash of Clans. In some ways it 's even a good business model. But it takes someone with a business sense and a commitment to making money which is its own art form to do that. As an ...
[Blog - 03/05/2014 - 09:18]
Weird, my reply didn 't ...
Weird, my reply didn 't show up. Anyhoo thanks for reaching out and super happy that your fellow indies chipped in too, what wonderful people I 'm also glad that despite the loss of property your wife 's family is safe.
[Blog - 01/15/2014 - 11:38]
That 's basically why I ...
That 's basically why I wrote the post. : r n r nSecond guessing sucks, but managed second guessing is how we improve
[Blog - 01/14/2014 - 08:04]
Oregon Trail taught me a ...
Oregon Trail taught me a variety of weird stuff, like options for crossing a river. Fording and Caulking were alien words to me, and so it enriched my vocabulary. r n r nI agree that playing the game alone probably would not have really taught me anything except some weird ...