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Daniel Fedor's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

Former Lead Tech Artist and Associate Producer at BioWare, now taking the indie plunge.

Indie blogs and interviews were a big help in educating and preparing me for my own adventure, and I've started a blog of my own to pay the favor forward:

Game Dev Gone Rogue

Interests include:

  • Managing indie life
  • Business analysis and revenue models
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and post apocalyptic RPGs
  • Grassroots marketing strategies
 

Expert Blogs

Posted by Daniel Fedor on Tue, 06 Sep 2011 01:01:00 EDT in Indie
For those interested, I've compiled a follow-up report on the Indie Developer Motivations Survey. It talks about some of the more significant findings, as well as recommendations for studios wishing to improve talent retention.


Posted by Daniel Fedor on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:35:00 EDT in Indie
What are the primary motivations for becoming an indie game developer? What are the major barriers? After reading several "going indie" stories, I wanted to learn more about what makes developers want to become indie.



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Comment In: [News - 10/16/2013 - 04:29]

@Nikolas, the some studies you ...

@Nikolas, the some studies you refer to: r n r nhttp://www.danzpage.com/Construction-Management-Resources/Calculating Loss of Productivity Due to OT Using Charts - Nov 2001.pdf r n r nhttp://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Munster/Industrial/chap17.htm r n r nhttp://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/v2appg.htm r n Temporarily down due to government shutdown r n r nhttp://legacy.igda.org/why-crunch-modes-doesnt-work-six-lessons r n r nAlso, you 're correct, we ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/06/2011 - 01:01]

Good point. Megan Fox made ...

Good point. Megan Fox made a similar observation in Kyle Orland's write-up today. The fame and respect rewards were meant to be covered by more recognition for my work in that question, but given you're the second person to point it out, it's probably quite poorly worded on my part. ...

Comment In: [News - 09/06/2011 - 02:33]

That's a good point. The ...

That's a good point. The wording on that question left some ambiguity in place. I meant for more recognition for my work to cover the sentiment you describe, but I think a lot of people could've interpreted chance to earn more than salary/benefits the way you did. I probably should've ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/27/2011 - 01:35]

It made front page Really ...

It made front page Really Cool And thanks for taking the survey Re: the new title, I have definitely been accused of showing too little emotion before. Though in this case, I wrote the survey more out of curiosity and a desire to improve the situation on both sides of ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/05/2011 - 09:19]

I look back on those ...

I look back on those Eclipse days fondly. That team was so full of enthusiasm and talent I really couldn't have asked for a finer welcome to the industry. Also, you're making me miss having a team. Solo work has its perks, but I do miss the shared sense of ...