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Richard Hill-Whittall's Blog   Expert Blogs


I am a game development entrepreneur, passionate about video games past and present, new business models and digital distribution. I have extensive experience of developing and funding concurrent projects under strict deadlines.


Business development, studio management, game production, contract negotiation, self-publishing, game design, art direction, pixelart, 3D modelling & texturing.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Richard Hill-Whittall on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:34:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
I run a studio called Super Icon Ltd, which I formed back in 2012. This is its story from the beginning through to now, the end.

Posted by Richard Hill-Whittall on Thu, 04 May 2017 10:09:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
Here are a few of my game proposal docs for some old games. Hope you find them useful in some way! A note on the published games – these were the original docs we submitted and which secured the publishing agreements. Times were easier back then ԅ

Posted by Richard Hill-Whittall on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:24:00 EDT in Production, Indie
Best Buds vs. Bad Guys - about a game I created with my son Lucas, who was 11-years old when we began (he is now 12, fast approaching 13!).

Posted by Richard Hill-Whittall on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:16:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
A look at the release and sales of “Life of Pixel” on PC, Mac and Linux over the past ten months. I was inspired by David Galindo’s blog post series to put together a full summary of how our game, Life of Pixel, has fared since launch.

Posted by Richard Hill-Whittall on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:35:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
This post covers our recent experiences with a Groupees bundle, which included our game ‘Life of Pixel’. We made some mistakes, and wanted to share those so you can avoid doing the same!

Posted by Richard Hill-Whittall on Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:16:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Our first Vita development experience has been an interesting one. Personally it has financially ruined me; so many months of development all funded by not taking any wages.

Richard Hill-Whittall's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/16/2019 - 11:34]

Hi guys - just wanted ...

Hi guys - just wanted to say thanks for the replies and support. I 'm still trying to maybe salvage something, to see if there is anything more I can do. Rich

Comment In: [Blog - 06/22/2016 - 10:24]

Thanks Carlos r n r ...

Thanks Carlos r n r nRegardless of the final Kickstarter outcome, one way or another Best Buds will be released. We just want to try and get that final polish in there, but if we can 't, we are still going to make it something special.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/06/2015 - 07:16]

We did a few trailers ...

We did a few trailers - this was the latest, Steam launch trailer: r n r n v qykIcvlOno0

Comment In: [Blog - 12/31/2013 - 12:16]

Thanks guys for the comments. ...

Thanks guys for the comments. r n r nRegarding the ready made assets - another great place to look is on I found it at the end of Sports, so I don 't think I actually used their textures for Sports, but I certainly am on our new shooter ...

Comment In: [News - 03/25/2013 - 09:48]

Brilliant stuff - I have ...

Brilliant stuff - I have been asking Sony for so long to loosen the concept approvals process, and now they 've effectively killed it. Very welcome news. r n r [email protected] Mouras - It isn 't a hassle actually working with an Account Manager - it is actually a positive ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/03/2013 - 01:33]

Yep - sorry about that ...

Yep - sorry about that - should have added it. The link is: r n r n r n r n r nSony have actually been really supportive, although I think currently they are looking for quite a specific sort of title from Indies. For example see the recent Futurlab ...