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Rick Davidson's Blog


Rick specialises (or "specializes", depending upon who he is speaking with) in helping aspiring game creators to get paid to make video games. He works with newbies to show them how to stand out, add value and get their foot in the door with games companies, as well as how to go Indie and successfully create games on their own terms.

During his 10 year career in the games industry, Rick has worked in many different Creative and Managerial leadership roles, mainly as a Lead Producer and / or Lead Designer developing games for console, PC, mobile and Facebook. In 2009 Rick accidentally created an Indie games company called Inspirado Games (started out as a little side project, then got some funding, then needed paperwork to keep everyone happy - you know how it is) which was subsequently absorbed by EA PopCap in 2012 as part of a talent acquisition.

Rick believes passionately in the philosophy of "Hobbyployment". That is, make money doing what you love. He is an active coach, speaker and author on the topic of Getting Paid To Make Games.


Rick Davidson's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/13/2015 - 03:22]

This is a really excellent ...

This is a really excellent breakdown of what it really means when people talk about marketing indie games. Great work and we 'll done on the greenlight and kickstarter.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/19/2014 - 04:11]

Its probably the case of ...

Its probably the case of a slight tweak making a big difference. Have you tried having the promo trailer at the start of your video and the explanation/request for help second I found myself not connecting with the first part of your video because I just wanted to know what ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/10/2014 - 09:08]

These numbers are very useful ...

These numbers are very useful Thomas, many thanks. I was actually surprised to see the success rate as high as 24 - in today 's day and age of spam I would have expected more clutter that was ignored. r n r nI know this is a stretch and perhaps ...