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Indie Game Business

Indie Game Business

By Jay Powell
Candid conversations with veterans of all aspects of the business side of games. We firmly believe that great games from all developers need the support they deserve to succeed. This podcast exists to provide that support.

Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group, a video game consulting firm specializing in business development, marketing, and licensing. Our CEO has been in the industry for 20 years and closed countless publishing and licensing deals. The Powell Group monitors over 3,500 game developers and 750+ publishers.
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How to Get Your Game Funded - Panel Discussions with Leaders in the Gaming Industry
Our expert panel entitled "How To Get Your Game Funded" is LIVE!. The panel is open to all members of the Discord and will be heard on the "How To Get Your Game Funded" channel. The panel is hosted by Elena Lobova, Founder of Achievers Hub and will include: - Archie Stonehill, Investor at Makers Fund - https://makersfund.com/ - Thibaud Morin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Level-Up - http://www.level-up.com/ - Scott Millard, Managing Director at Feardemic -https://www.feardemic-games.com/ - Bertrand Vernizeau, CEO and Investment Partner at Game Seer Venture Partners - https://www.game-seer.com/ - Borys Musielak, Founding Partner at Smok VC - https://smok.vc/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:16:46
June 16, 2021
A New Age for Casual Games with Ariella Lehrer from Legacy Games Publishing
Legacy Games has been around for 23 years, making and selling games and working with 50+ developers; their strength has been at retail, selling casual games but that business is declining steadily. They are turning their talent for spotting great products, marketing and selling them towards indie games, and are launching a new program/website devoted to that. https://legacygamespublishing.com/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:07:55
June 14, 2021
Game Trailer Editing with Creative Director, Derek Lieu
On today's Indie Game Business, we are talking with Derek Lieu, the Creative Director from Derek Lieu Creative LLC about video game trailers. We are discussing the importance of your game trailers, when to start thinking about making a game trailer, how long it should be, and more. Check out Derek on these links.  http://instagram.com/derek_lieu http://twitter.com/derek_lieu https://www.linkedin.com/in/dereklieu/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:07:30
May 21, 2021
Market Research Tips For PC Games with Karl Kontus
Karl Kontus joins us from Video Game Insights to show you how to do market research for your game and he'll be answering your questions as well. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:03:42
May 21, 2021
Code Coven: Summer Program with Facebook Gaming
Today we are talking with Karla Reyes @kreyes121 and Kinsey Erickson @WaitWhatNoStop from Code Coven about Code Coven's summer program with Facebook Gaming! https://codecoven.co/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:04:18
April 30, 2021
IGDA Foundation Diverse Game Developer Fund - What You Need To Know
To help marginalized developers explore new monetization options outside of the Western norm, the IGDA Foundation established the $300,000 Diverse Game Developers Fund in February. In this discussion, we speak with IGDA Foundation Executive Director Nika Nour and Lead Project Manager Sarah Spiers to learn more about how their organization is supporting developers from emerging markets explore more globally-minded models of revenue generation. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:10:20
April 13, 2021
Alexis Biro (Terra Localizations) Localization QA: Yay of Nay? Localization QA: Yay of Nay?
We will discuss the evolution of video game 'translation' with historical errors and examples and how localization is the process we know and use today. We will elaborate on current processes, best practices, common mistakes and why Linguistic Quality Assurance is so important, and how context is key for your localization team. The presentation will show what to detect and how to analyze if the localization work was done properly. We will also showcase studies as examples of these items, of both Indie and AAA games. The audience will receive: A model LQA Sheet + Query sheet examples + Bug Report sheet  and useful links to guarantee the best localization possible for their games. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:01:21
April 13, 2021
Chris Faylor (vgReleaseList) Marketing and Video Games: WTF
Let's talk about marketing video games! What is marketing? How do you know if it's effective? And, perhaps most importantly: where do you go from here?  Attendees will come away with a basic understanding of video game marketing, an opportunity to submit questions to be addressing during the panel, a shareable deck, and links to resources for further. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
56:54
April 9, 2021
Break Into Creative Ways of Production with your Team! Guest: Leslee Sullivant
Today we are talking with Leslee Sullivant (www.twitter.com/leslee_annsh) about production skills and methodologies. Learn how to take your vision and scope to the next level by estimating and anticipating work.  Learn about the tools that you need and how to go about it in the most efficient and effective ways. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:13:27
April 9, 2021
Culture: The Key To Outsourcing Success
You don’t want a toxic outsourcing relationship. There are great benefits of hiring remote teams for development/ artwork work. However, many times you see companies failing to get their million-dollar ideas executed by WFH teams properly. In most cases, if an outsourcing studio is capable enough yet fails the project, it’s usually due to one problem: A organizational cultural mismatch between the client and the outsourcing team. Culture varies from region to region and in most instances, impacts the way people work. If two parties from completely different cultures fail to understand this key concept, then most likely their project will suffer from communication problems and ultimately fail. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
41:53
April 8, 2021
Chris Zukowski - How to spy on your competition to build your marketing plan
Are you worried about your game’s prospects? Wondering how other games sell so well? Running out of ideas for spreading the word on your game?  In this very actionable talk, Chris Zukowski will demonstrate the tools and techniques he uses to research games and build an effective marketing plan. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
57:60
April 7, 2021
Julia Kenny (SEGA) - How to Pitch Your Game to Publishers
Content Acquisition specialist Julia Kenny will detail the key features and considerations relating to the initial pitch discussion with publishers. From someone who has worked both on the publisher and developer side, how to pitch will discuss best practices for presenting a game. This will feature both practical tips on what to include in the pitch deck presentation, and high-level goals developers should set out to achieve when making first contact with publishers. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:00:45
April 6, 2021
Christian Fonnesbech (Leverage Partnership) - Passion is Good but Passion+IP is better
For successful developers, IP is more than half the company's total value! But how do you build this value? Christian Fonnesbech will share the creative and business-related foundations of building long-term brands and IPs. Takeaways: - Why are IPs so valuable?  - How does IP help you build a sustainable company? - What's the difference between an IP and a Brand? - What are the foundations you need to build a lasting IP? - What are the foundations for an impactful Brand? To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
59:39
April 5, 2021
What is the Indie World Order Con #iwocon​ and Where is it Headed
We are talking with the CMO and CEO of Indie World Order Con today! Want to know what it is, what it's all about, and where it's headed? You are in the right place! We will be getting into the nitty-gritty and find out how it can help you as a game developer and more. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:14:17
April 2, 2021
Bobbi Bidochka - How Can You Navigate The Business And Work Environment In A Post #MeToo​ Era
I'll provide a framework for people to navigate environments in a post #metoo​ era, without throwing away opportunities for love and relationships. This session will help male-dominated sectors like the gaming industry, to better understand the implications of sexual harassment, how to navigate business and professional environments, and help those who may be struggling with an identity crisis as a result of women's advancement. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
56:58
April 1, 2021
Chase Bethea - A Structured Process for Planning Game Audio in Production
Game Developers will grasp the value of planning a budget in pre-production for game audio. In addition to selecting team members to perform such services early during the design process to prevent extra production delays and well-crafted game experiences. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
58:41
April 1, 2021
Panel Discussion - There Is Life After Funding Denial
Money makes game development a lot easier. But what happens if you pitch  and do everything right and still don't get the funding? Here's a group of game developers who have found creative solutions for when the typical funding routes don't work out. And the games still got made!  For those who don't appeal to publishers or funds, hopefully, they feel less like a failure and are filled with ideas of how they can make their game happen anyway.  To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
58:18
March 30, 2021
IWOCon - Strategies For Finding and Vetting Good Partners For Your Company
A live presentation and Q&A on how to discover and research your partners before you sign long-term contracts. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
54:12
March 30, 2021
Stephanie Bouchard (Stockholm Syndrom AI) - Game AI 4N00bz
Are you a Game Designer taking on your first Game AI system and you don’t really know where to start? Are you a programmer writing very elegant code for a boss fight leaving the player a bit indifferent? Are you a producer attempting to make some critical cuts in a series of assets while trying to maintain a maximum of bang for your bucks? This talk might be FOR YOU! Join me as we explore the basics of game AI  systems and the quick tricks and hacks to convince your boss and your players that you TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING :P To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:00:46
March 29, 2021
Kimberly Rodatos - Unit Sales Estimations and Understanding If Your Budget Is Actually Viable
Are you ready to pitch your game to a publisher but you just don’t know how much budget is acceptable to ask for? Or do you simply want to learn how to get a quick fact check on your current scope? If you are interested in making your game viable for the market, this talk will give you an overview of where and what to look for and how estimating unit sales early on can help you understand if your scope and budget are viable. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
57:37
March 26, 2021
Panel Discussion - The Business of Building a Business in Gaming
This informal, highly interactive panel will bring together members of the gameHERs team to discuss such things as how they started the company, how they grew their community, the roles in the company, how we partner with brands, how our first annual gameHERs awards went viral, why the founders try to be the 4 least important people in the room, how we went about raising money when less than 3% of women-founded companies receive outside funding and more! We want the audience to learn more about all the awesome women in our community, all the incredible organizations we work with who have paved the way for women in gaming, we'd love to inspire women who may be listening and most of all answer any questions the audience may have for us or for any of our teammates who may also be on the panel. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
57:36
March 25, 2021
Ericka Evans (Phantom Compass) - Building Your Indie Life Raft.
How indie studios can work together to stay afloat. This talk will cover some time-tested tactics and some half-baked idealistic theories (that may hold water) for how micro to medium sized indie game studios can work together to decrease risk and strengthen your business, so we can all stay afloat in this turbulent sea of an industry that we love so much. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
56:27
March 24, 2021
Diego Ricchiuti (Caracal Games) Monetization: Skills as Motivation
The audience will learn the different type of motivation and their effect on the player/s, and how to correctly apply them to increase  player satisfaction and the game monetization To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
53:13
March 23, 2021
Nathan Wulf (Lone Wulf Studio) - My First Indie Paycheck
A look at sales numbers, what can be expected trying to sell your first game, and ideas for improving your odds.  This is a bit of a case study showing the difficulties of selling a small indie game.  I explore creating a small side project to gain experience launching a game and face the harsh reality of how difficult it is to market and sell a game.  I cover the numbers of sales, what was effective at generating sales, and what seemed like it should have had an impact but didn't.  I also discuss things that I could have done better.  This may have some depressing numbers, but hopefully, a dose of reality will help devs better prepare for what may happen after launch. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:01:26
March 22, 2021
Victoria Tran (Innersloth) Fireside Chat - - - No Imposter Here! Community Building with Among Us.
Victoria Tran is the community manager for Among Us and she's going to drop some wisdom and answer any of your questions. https://twitter.com/TheVTran https://sites.google.com/view/thevtran/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
56:09
March 20, 2021
Breaking the gamer stereotype while running a gaming business with Bradford Carlton the Gamerprenuer
Today we will be discussing: How Bradford built a following of over 100k in less than a year, starting with 0 The stereotype of the typical gamer and how gamer businesses keep trying to prove  made by gamers for gamers The stereotype of the lazy, unmotivated basement-dweller How most gaming related businesses totally ignore their marketing plan https://www.thegamerpreneur.com/business To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:10:28
March 19, 2021
Panel Discussion - How to Make it as a Freelancer in the Games Industry
Making it as a freelancer has never been easy, and especially now in the digital age many have had a hard time adapting to freelancing and networking in virtual space. Join us as we talk with freelancers from all different aspects of game dev share their experience as freelancers and how they've adapted their careers in a post-COVID world. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
56:07
March 18, 2021
Guy Blomberg - It's Not Just A Gig, It's #THEGIG
Join us today w/ Guy Blomberg (@Yugstar) the creator of @GIGathering sharing a new virtual event experience within the gaming industry. #TheGIG connects various people while in a much safer and inclusive virtual space. #gamedev #videogames To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:22:11
March 16, 2021
The Trese Brothers - Kickstarter Best Practices for Indies (or Kicking Bad Crowdfunding Habits)
Retrospective of our campaigns + Kickstarter funding analysis + Current Meta for Funding Big Audience should leave planning to run a Kickstarter, even if they were not planning on doing so before. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
59:51
March 16, 2021
Working with Streamers with Stu Grubbs and Pete from rainmaker.gg
Learn when & why you should consider working with streamers as part of your #indiegame marketing strategy. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:17:58
March 16, 2021
Anya Combs (Kickstarter) What Do You Want To Know About Kickstarter?
Ask anything you want about Kickstarter with their Director of Games, Anya Combs! To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:03:12
March 15, 2021
Elad Ayzen (Ready Steady Studios) GameDev and Post Trauma
This lecture focuses on how past combat experiences evolved into making a  game. We also go into detail about how this affects the creative process. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
58:40
March 12, 2021
Elena Egorova ( EG7) M&A and Investments Landscape in 2021
An overview of past, current, and future M&A deals, trends, and insights from the Corporate Development Director of EG7. EG7 is a global gaming cooperative comprised of established companies from around the world that specialize in video game entertainment such as Daybreak Games, Piranha Games, Antimatter Games, Toadman Studios, Petrol, Sold Out, and Big Blue Bubble. Our mission is to provide a full platform of services through our network of specialized verticals to work collaboratively to create and bring to market video game entertainment. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
51:52
March 11, 2021
Maximilian Seeburg (1Up Capital) Finding the right method of funding for your game
To give the audience a transparent overview and comparison of 4 different methods of funding (VC, bank, credit cards, and UA funds) while highlighting each advantage but also their opportunity costs. Depending on the allotted time I would like to kick this session off with the question of publisher or self-publishing (funding?) as only for the latter these four options really make sense.  The audience will gain an understanding of the pros and cons of each method to hopefully find the right one for them while critically overthinking the publisher model. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:02:00
March 10, 2021
Alfredo Bárcena - How Bitcoin's Assets Tokenization and Microrewards Will Shape The Gaming Industry
The session aims to give a brief introduction on how new technologies and features such as asset tokenization and micro-rewards in Bitcoin blockchain-based games using sidechain like Liquid or Lighting Network have brought a completely new form of relations between Studios, Publishers, and their audiences. These technologies are already being used in other fields and its arrival to the gaming industry is about to happen.  Players will own in their Bitcoin wallet every asset and micro-rewards in form of satoshis will increase KPI's enough to justify its adoption. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:00:44
March 9, 2021
Maximize video game sales in China region w/o ISBN with Logan Liu
You don't need ISBN or local publisher for driving sales and marketing in China! Listen to this talk from Logan Liu, the CEO of Arcus Key as he talks about marketing your game in China. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
54:03
March 8, 2021
Joe Quadara - Why You Need To Fail As A Game Developer.
Failing is a necessary and essential part of learning. We're discussing how to prepare for it and learn from it. #videogames​ #gamedevelopment​ #indiegamebusiness To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:07:12
February 19, 2021
Chel Wong - How To Network As A Freelancer
Chel is an award winning composer for games such as Kine and Watch This Space. She joins us today to talk about making it as a freelancer and offering her tips for networking. (and why Fiverr is the "scourge of the Earth") _________________ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: https://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: https://www.powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: https://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:18:51
January 29, 2021
Elina Arponen: Opportunities In Chat Based Games
Elina is the CEO of Quicksave, a Finnish developer on the forefront of chat games. They are defining the game space on messaging apps and she's here to share a bit of what she knows. _________________ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: https://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: https://www.powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: https://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:04:29
January 25, 2021
Interview with Nika Nour, Executive Director of the IGDA Foundation
Nika has spoken in the past at our conference but this was the first time we've had her on the podcast. The pandemic has thoroughly disrupted the work the IGDA Foundation does to help studios and individuals around the world. We spoke on how they have adapted to the change and the new work that's being done for 2021. _________________ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:05:03
January 12, 2021
6 Lessons from 6 Years of Player-First Community Management
Chad started building communities for games because he wanted his team to become the best alliance in Game of War. While on the journey, he discovered and solved a lot of problems within the community of that game, and turned authentic community building into a business. This session will cover the six major lessons he's learned and how you can approach each one. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
59:48
December 23, 2020
How to Start Your Video Game Studio - Views from a Lawyer's Perspective
As an attorney in the game industry for over 25 years and having represented  a large number of game studios from their start, I will do an overview of issues that developers wishing to start their own studio should consider:   - Should they incorporate?  - How should they structure ownership?   - How should they handle employees and subcontractors?   - How should they handle negotiations with publishers?   - Do I need a lawyer?   - How do I use lawyers and other professionals once I've hired them?  - When should I start thinking about these issues?   - How much will it cost?  As well as many other practical considerations. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
54:40
December 22, 2020
Live AMA With Kickstarter Director of Games Outreach - Anya Combs
Anya is back to answer all your Kickstarter questions live during the conference, tune in to learn how to prepare a campaign, best practices,  and pitfalls to avoid. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
59:07
December 21, 2020
Establishing a Brand For Your Indie Game Studio With Trevor Dudeck
Trevor Dudeck, Co-Founder of Lemonade, joins us to discuss why it is important for developers to establish a brand early and how they can grow it. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:16:17
December 20, 2020
The New Video Game Landscape, 2020
Takeaway: Audience members will walk away with +6 on all industry intelligence rolls. We knew beforehand that 2020 would be a transitional year for the $120bn video games business. Major platform manufacturers like Sony and Microsoft are gearing up to release their new consoles, and a string of new competitors, including Amazon, Google, and Facebook have been aggressively investing in cloud gaming.   What we didn’t know in advance was how the shift to digital gaming would accelerate as a result of a health crisis and economic collapse. In this presentation we’ll review the current state of the games business in its newfound role as a ’safe haven’ for investors, the new drivers of change, and how this is expected to alter the industry’s landscape in the years to come.  Prior knowledge about the industry, while helpful, won’t be necessary to attend. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
57:36
December 17, 2020
How to Improve Your Game's Retention & Monetization Through Data-Driven Experimentation
Retention and monetization is the core to free-to-play games. They define your customer life time value and how profitable your game is going to be. During this session, we will learn about why customer life-time value (LTV) is important and how it is the key to making highly profitable games. We will then learn how to use an A/B test plan to incrementally improve LTV. We will do this by  1. Identifying bottle necks in your game that lead to lower retention and monetization. 2. Creating an A/B test plan to improve these bottle necks in the most effective way. 3. Executing your A/B test plan to (hopefully) eliminate those bottle necks. 4. Learning from the outcomes and remembering them when you are designing game mechanics or user interfaces in the future. In addition, we will also learn how to use A/B testing as a way to safely roll out releases to reduce the risk of negatively impacting retention and monetization.  To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
56:06
December 16, 2020
Unpacking Game Jams and Events in Africa and Beyond in 2020
Gain further insights from a two week gamathon which occurred in Africa in 2020, what the future holds as well as how online events are connecting the industry. thatIn 2020, with COVID-19 occurring, many events had moved digital. During this time, Africacomicade was started where a two-week gamathon occurred. Join your host Sean and one of the founders of Africacomicade to hear more about the event, future plans and how online events are connecting the industry. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
56:08
December 15, 2020
A Conversation With a New Distribution Platform for Video Games - VoxPop Games
Everything VoxPop can be found below: https://linktr.ee/voxpopgames https://discord.gg/GQ4hwrr https://twitter.com/VoxPopGames https://www.twitch.tv/voxpopgames https://www.linkedin.com/company/voxpopgames/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:09:55
December 15, 2020
How 2020 lead to innovation and a chance to reset in-game advertising w/ Jonathon Troughton
Frameplay's CEO is here discussing what's changed in in-game advertising and best practices for 2021. frameplay.gg To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:09:38
December 15, 2020
How A One Person Studio Runs a Successful MMO with Alex Winchell
Alex has been running Politics & War Online for six years and he's had over 200,000 players in that time. An interesting talk on his experience over the years, how he did it, and what's next for him. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:12:16
November 30, 2020
From Tabletop To Desktop w/ Tom Young of Nomad Games
The UK's Nomad Games has a history of bringing great board games like Talisman, Smash Up, and Fury of Dracula to the digital space. We sat down with Tom Young to discuss how it's all done and answer questions from our community as well. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:06:57
November 21, 2020
Grow your game profitably - Optimal Paid User Acquisition with Bao Dong from Google
Paid User Acquisition is one of the key ways to scale your game to new heights. This session will focus on the best practices to make your paid user acquisition as effective and profitable as possible. We will also introduce the latest product updates and all of the tools available to you, including Google Ads App Campaigns and Google Analytics for Firebase. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
57:50
October 26, 2020
Showcasing Your Indie Game at a Expo: Physical or Virtual with Grover Wimberly
This seminar is for indie game developers newly starting out on how they can best demonstrate their games at a convention or online exhibition and how to get a good first impression from a constantly coming-and-going audience. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
53:13
October 22, 2020
The Evolution of Game PR and Marketing with Michael Brown
A look at the current situation of conducting PR + marketing for video games. From magazine reviews to user reviews on the web, to influencers, to..... Michael will discuss what's new in the world of PR and marketing and we'll answer all the burning questions you have. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
50:52
October 21, 2020
A Legal Perspective on the Business of Games with Paul Lanois
This session will present some of the recent legal developments which have a direct impact on the gaming industry. Topics to be discussed include privacy law (such as GDPR and CCPA), loot boxes, new EU rules in relation to marketplaces, etc. Whether you are an indie game developer, an 'AAA' game developer or a game publisher, join us as we discuss important steps to keep your game(s) and company compliant with the law. We will go through digital legislation applicable to the gaming industry and provide practical tips on: - Which laws you should pay attention to, - What you should do to comply with these new laws, and - The consequences of not complying. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
54:57
October 20, 2020
Shiz Suzuki on AT&T's Unlocked Games Competition for Women Game Developers
AT&T's Head of Sponsorships joins us to discuss the AT&T Unlocked Challenge and why they're stepping up with a $50,000 prize for women game developers. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:03:13
October 17, 2020
Building Better Worlds through Game Culturalization with Kate Edwards
With over 30 years of experience in digital media as a geographer and culturalization strategist, and 27+ years in games, Kate Edwards has been involved in the creation of many games, including major titles such as Halo, Fable, Age of Empires, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, and many, many others. She has seen it all when it comes to geopolitical and cultural issues that are often overlooked in content creation and can negatively affect the ability of content to be accepted overseas, and she has seen designers miss opportunities to create more robust worlds that engage the players from diverse cultural backgrounds. Kate will discuss the field of content culturalization and how it can assist game creators with building better game worlds that account for a wider range of cultural and geopolitical considerations. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
48:28
October 14, 2020
The State of Indie Game Publishing w/ Modern Wolf CEO Fernando Rizo
Fernando's discussing their publishing strategy, what its like right now in the market, and answering YOUR questions! #videogames #indiegames #gamedevelopment To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:26:33
October 9, 2020
Clearing out the attic - The tools and approaches of self organization while working from home with Tobias Kopka
While working from home many of us have used the time to go through our attics and basements, but how is it with our digital workflows? Let´s share our most beloved tools and processes and the mindsets behind them for tweaks on our personal setups. Which productivity boosts did you find for using the time best when working from home? From decluttering to personal CRMs and lessons learned on online communication tools, let´s share our biggest fails and best approaches. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
57:41
October 7, 2020
Everything You Wanted to Know About Kickstarter with Anya Combs, Director of Games AT KICKSTARTER!
Running a Kickstarter campaign can be scary.  How much should you ask for? What happens if you fail? Come listen to the Director of Games at Kickstarter give answers to these questions and more as you ask anything you'd like! To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
55:15
October 6, 2020
Growth Strategies That Help Your Studio Last with Barak David
On today's show, we are talking with Barak David, the COO of Murka about doing what it takes to make your studio last. So many studios close after just a short time but some studios just keep ticking and ticking. Learn about some different growth strategies and how to stay with the current trends and how to evolve with the times. Connect with Barak on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barakdavid/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:00:44
October 2, 2020
Epic Mega Grants: Insights and Best Practices for your Application with Alan Noon
Epic Mega Grants is the $100 million fund available to creators of all stripes. In this session, attendees will learn about the program itself, and even more importantly, what makes for a great application. Epic Games has committed $100 million to support game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing amazing things with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. Show us your projects and you could earn a financial grant to help fuel your success! To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:00:41
October 1, 2020
What It Will Take to Grow The Video Game Advertising Market. Hint: It's Not Just eSports with Jonathon Troughton
eSports gets the headlines. But the big advertising dollars for video game developers don't and won't only come from eSports.  We see the headlines almost daily about eSports, especially as all major sports leagues had delayed starts in July and August 2020, with teams only playing partial seasons.  Advertisers can easily understand eSports sponsorships because they mimic sports sponsorships.  But there are more monetization opportunities outside of eSports for video game developers.   This session will discuss why eSports advertising is popular with the press and with advertisers.  We will discuss the key elements advertisers look for in investing their media dollars overall, in eSports and in other video game advertising opportunities.  Concepts that may be new but important to game developers are 3rd party impression and audience verification, viewability an,d brand lift measurement.  At the end of this session, the audience should have a better understanding of the important issues advertisers think about when investing their media dollars and how that will affect game developers monetization methods moving forward. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
55:13
September 30, 2020
Keynote Address: Navigating Today's Business Development Landscape with Phil Adams and Jason Enos
The old adage of “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is part and parcel to all aspects of business, but remains critical to success in the world of business development, especially in the entertainment industry. Cultivating and nurturing relationships is a key component, but is easier said than done when you are trying to connect the dots and you don’t have the dots in between. How do you achieve your goals when you don’t know who to approach and/or you don’t have the cache or built up a reputation to open doors easier. Whether you sit on the licensing, development, content acquisition/creation, publishing or marketing side of the games business and regardless if your new to the business or a veteran working in console, mobile or the “next” thing, this session will provide valuable insights of the do’s and dont’s of business development in today’s environment through guidance, best practices and first-hand account of experiences from distinguished industry veterans. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:42:49
September 29, 2020
Indie Game Publishing in Japan - With Bill Swartz
Bill is the CEO of Mastiff Games and they've been publishing for nearly two decades. He's giving insight on the market, how it's different from the west, and how it's evolved over time. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:11:57
September 25, 2020
Discord and the Virtual Office with Benjamin Hoyt
Want to know how Ben used Discord to create a humming virtual office? Thanks to the COVID pandemic, many teams have been forced to develop a virtual office. For the first time in the 20 years that he's been managing software development projects, this is the first time where Ben has tried to manage a team without any centralized office, even for the core team members. As a result, he's faced with new challenges and finding new solutions for them, one of which has been so successful that it seemed worth sharing. This is the story of how we turned a free video game chat platform into a humming virtual office. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
53:32
September 24, 2020
How to get the most out of your Discord community with Paul Hesling
So you created a Discord server, now what?  A crash course on how to manage your Discord server from it's creation to a healthy, self-sustaining community with the tools and features provided on the platform. We'll dive into basic server setup and presentation, how to lay the groundwork for a non-toxic environment, strategies to keep your audience engaged, and tips on how to promote your community clubhouse to your audience. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
44:53
September 21, 2020
Growing a Successful Freelance Business - With Jason Schklar
Today, we are talking with Jason Schklar from UX is Fine! about how he has become a successful freelancer in the gaming industry and things that you need to do to help you succeed. Jason's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jschklar/ Jason's Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackalshorns UX is Fine! Twitter - https://twitter.com/uxisfine https://uxisfine.com/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:09:15
September 18, 2020
What Video Game Publishers Want To See with Christopher Kassulke
We'll sit down with Christopher and discuss what publishers like HandyGames and THQ Nordic are looking for in today's ecosystem.  With so many options out there from PC to PS4/PS%, Xbox Series X to Stadia, then through a bit of mobile in there.  It's a confusing and busy world.  You need to know what to present for your game.   To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:03:18
September 17, 2020
Building Game Studios that Last with Ed Dille
Listen to the hard-won lessons and insight of game industry pioneers whose game studios have weathered the test of time. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
51:52
September 15, 2020
The Art of the Pitch Deck with Christopher Wulf
You’ve spent months grinding on the prototype of your game, you’ve spoken to some publishers who are interested in funding further development and partnering with you to get this game out. All they need now is your pitch deck to share with their executives to get the final sign off.  Up until this point you’ve used a combination of presentation skills and screenshots/videos of your prototype to show your game off. But what happens when you take away the “you”, and leave nothing but a series of slides? How do you successfully communicate everything you need to without using your voice? How do you generate interest, confidence in your game without your voice? What are the best practices that can increase your chances of success? While there have been some great talks over the years about how to refine the “elevator pitch”, “how to talk to publishers”, etc., there has not been one that focuses strictly on the process of creating a great pitch deck.  With the pitch deck being such a key component of the pitch and oftentimes being crucial in grabbing the attention of investors and publishers, many developers underestimate the importance of a clean, clear, and concise delivery.  After putting together dozens of different pitch decks over the course of our careers that span from management consulting to startups and now games, Alan Dang and I have begun to find patterns of what makes a good game pitch deck truly stand out. To ensure that we have additional data points outside of our own experience, we have sat down with befriended industry veterans across the board (publishing, investing, platforms - both PC and Console & more) to learn about their approaches. Through analyzing all of these successful decks, we want to show developers the common aspects of successful pitch decks that can stand alone and be able to communicate everything someone needs to know about your game. Audience Takeaway: Attendees will learn about the process that goes towards creating the 4 C’s for a successful game pitch deck; Concise, Clear, Confident, and Content. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:29:52
September 8, 2020
Your Digital Resume and Game Industry Job Hunt with Marc Mencher
The Rules of The Job Hunt Have Changed! Did you know the average person now has 17 jobs during the life of their career?  Obviously, Job Hunting is an essential skill that you MUST learn to hone like a fine blade!  Unfortunately finding a course or school that teaches these skills is likely to be a hunt in itself.  In today's job market the folks who get hired are not necessarily the ones who can do the job the best; they are the ones who have perfected their job-hunting technique.  During this presentation, I will teach you how to construct a Digital Resume / Fix Your LinkedIn Profile for maximum results/setup a job-hunting process for success. Download Marc's presentation right here! https://www.dropbox.com/s/j6ol0tz78ketzqr/Digital%20Resume%20and%20Job%20Hunt.pptx?dl=0 To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
56:44
September 4, 2020
A Deep Dive into a Publisher Assessment of a New Deal: What Happens After Your Elevator Pitch with Juney Dijkstra
You've pitched successfully, your potential publisher is interested, and both sides feel they may have found a match. It's time to have an in-depth conversation about your team, project, and their future potential, in the attempt to achieve mutual understanding and alignment. What could a publisher ask, and care to know? In this talk, I'll focus on a series of topics I investigate when signing new potential development partners for SOEDESCO. In the past five years, I've learned a thing or two about positive signs, as well as signs of risk, to be on the lookout for during our pre-sign deep dive phase, and hope you'll take away some insights into the inner workings of one publisher's approach to pitch assessments. To get some visuals on what Juney is talking about, please check out her presentation at https://www.juneydijkstra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Dijkstra-J.F.I.-DeepDivePublisherAssessmentGameProject-2020-08-05.pdf To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
51:21
September 2, 2020
Africa - The Last Digital Frontier with Sean Gotkin
Welcome to a fireside chat with Jo Eyre (Epic Games), Sean Gotkin (Carry1st), and Glenn Kisela (NiBBLE Esports & Critical Hit) who will share their perspectives on the gaming scene in Africa. From working remotely for one of the largest games companies in the world to hearing insight from the startup which has become the largest mobile game publisher in Africa, as well as the growing Esports scene & the journalism scene. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
49:01
August 27, 2020
The Game Writing AUA (As Us Anything!) with Toiya Kristen Finley
Are you interested in writing for games but don’t know where to start? Are you already in the industry, but you’d like to pursue game writing? We all got into game writing in different ways, and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you! To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:13:26
August 25, 2020
Hiring and Retaining Diverse Leaders: The Next Generation of Games with Renee Gittins
The efforts to recruit people from diverse backgrounds are in vain if they are made to feel unwelcome within our industry and its events. The recent events must be used as a turning point so that we can ensure that game development and game developers are able to thrive. This does not mean simply writing policies, but truly implementing, upholding, and living them. Change is needed from the top to be truly effective. Join us for a discussion on how to enable this change by hiring and retaining diverse leaders so that our industry can succeed.  To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
57:04
August 24, 2020
Improve Your Public Speaking with Brenden Kumarasamy from MasterTalk
On today's Indie Game Business, we are talking with Brenden Kumarasamy from MasterTalk https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBYFP4mZLQovr7W6Si6sueA. We'll be discussing things like your biggest challenge with public speaking and how we can present better online! Want to learn why you struggle with public speaking? Now's your chance to get some amazing insight! To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:04:01
August 21, 2020
The Business of Games - a Philosophical Approach with Larry Kuperman
Thinking about game development as a business will not only help you be more successful, it will also provide a framework for solving everyday problems. By way of example, our speaker will show you how business skills such as networking and quantitative analysis can help developers solve problems such as how long can a game be in development and still be expected to generate a profit. The focus will be on providing easy-to-implement pragmatic solutions that anyone can use and benefit from. You can have a look at the presentation Larry used for this podcast at https://www.dropbox.com/s/7pgjdfy3bf2rjnv/Business%20of%20Games_%20A%20Philosophy.pdf?dl=0 To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
54:02
August 20, 2020
10 Rules For Business In Mobile Games (and bonus AMA) with Martine Spaans
A crash course on mobile game business. 10 Simple rules to keep in mind when you’re designing your mobile game and the structure behind your mobile business. By no means a complete list, but a great place to start! You can download Martine's presentation from this podcast at https://www.dropbox.com/s/7kmpnkyrgh5z1mr/20200406_Workshop%20Commercial%20Game%20Design.pptx?dl=0 To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
50:58
August 19, 2020
The Big Win: Relationship-Driven Strategic Partnerships with Adam Creighton
The business side of running a successful studio is all about relationships. Join Adam as he shares unique insights for building strategic partnerships that persist across companies and hardware generations, how he creates 'the big win' with Partners, and what he does when he's not winning. You can check out Adam's presentation on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-win-relationship-driven-strategic-partnerships-adam-creighton/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
57:08
August 18, 2020
3 Ways To Understand Your Game's Audience with Chris Zukowski
Who is your audience? Did you just say 'all gamers' or 'hard core gamers?' To make the most of your limited resources you need to know who your audience is. Like REALLY know them. I am going to show you how. You will learn the steps you need to take to have a better picture of your audience. You will learn how to figure out where they live, and what kind of games they are looking for so you can market in the right place with the right message. Link to the presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lkjveg6abba9dth/zukowski_IGB_presentation.pdf?dl=0 To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
54:39
August 17, 2020
Extra Life & Indie Devs - Interview with Lou Adduci
Lou's here talking about the upcoming Extra Life event.  How indie teams  can help and how Extra Life can help indie teams! #gamedev  #indiegamedev #gamedeveloper To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: https://www.extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness
01:11:17
August 14, 2020
How Indie Developers Can Polish Their Branding with Rachel Presser
Indie developers have several challenges today when it comes to marketing their work and finding a following. A frequently overlooked aspect of this is establishing your studio and positioning with branding. What actually goes into building a brand? Why would you need to do so? How is branding different from advertising and marketing campaigns, and what are the unique aspects that game developers in particular need to be mindful of? You will learn - -The elements of branding art -Visual and written components of branding -Branding for your studio vs. titles or franchises -Why branding matters to fans and publishers alike -Slogans, taglines, and copy techniques -Building a brand style guide -And more! Here is a link to the slides that were used during this presentation. https://www.slideshare.net/RachelPresserEA/how-indie-developers-can-polish-their-branding-igb-2020 To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
52:41
August 13, 2020
Understanding LTV, the most important KPI in gaming with Lloyd Melnick
During the session, we delve into the world of Customer Lifetime Value (LTV), a metric that shows how much each customer is worth to your business. By understanding this metric, you can predict how changes to your product will impact the value of each customer. You will also learn how to apply this simple yet powerful method of predictive analytics to optimize your marketing and user acquisition. You will first learn the core components of customer lifetime value and how to calculate LTV. We will then delve into ways to improve the value of your customers, your advertising mix and overall profitability. Here is a link to the Lloyds presentation - https://www.slideshare.net/CasualGame/indiegamebusiness-understanding-ltv-the-most-important-kpi-in-gaming To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
59:42
August 12, 2020
An Industry Veteran's Insight Into IP Licensing For Games with Germaine Gioia
For the last 30 years, Germaine has been at the forefront of IP licensing into and out of video games.  We'll discuss the current marketing for licensing when a video game IP is ready for licensing out of games, and answer all your questions along the way.   To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
55:22
August 11, 2020
10 Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Mobile Game In Africa
Sean Gotkin joins us from Carry1st, Africa's largest mobile publisher, and he's answering your questions and breaking down the facts about this virtually untapped market. #gamedevelopment #mobilegames Reach out to Sean at: www.linkedin.com/in/SeanGotkin  https://www.carry1st.com https://www.facebook.com/carry1st/ https://twitter.com/carry1st To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:14:02
July 29, 2020
Get money to make your game with Pontus Mahler from Global Top Round.
We discuss everything from how to pitch your game to an incubator to what things that investors look for that helps them decide if they want to throw money at you! Check out Pontus on ALL the social medias: https://www.facebook.com/globaltopround/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/pontusmahler/ G.Round: https://twitter.com/gameroundco https://www.facebook.com/groundcommunity/ https://bit.ly/grounddiscord Personal: https://www.facebook.com/pontus.mahler https://www.facebook.com/zlapped https://twitter.com/bzlapped To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:34:05
July 23, 2020
A look at game development in United Arab Emirates with Ahmad Al-Natsheh from Khosouf Studio - Part 2
On today's Indie Game Business, our special guest is Ahmad Al-Natsheh from Khosouf Studio. We'll be talking about game development in the United Arab Emirates. You can check out Khosouf Studios in the links below. https://twitter.com/khosouf_studio  https://www.instagram.com/khosouf_studio/  https://www.facebook.com/Khosouf  https://www.khosouf.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyXRJmvrGmw To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
49:15
July 10, 2020
A look at game development in United Arab Emirates with Ahmad Al-Natsheh from Khosouf Studio - Part 1
On today's Indie Game Business, our special guest is Ahmad Al-Natsheh from Khosouf Studio. We'll be talking about game development in the United Arab Emirates. You can check out Khosouf Studios in the links below. https://twitter.com/khosouf_studio  https://www.instagram.com/khosouf_studio/  https://www.facebook.com/Khosouf  https://www.khosouf.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyXRJmvrGmw To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndieOn today's Indie Game Business, our special guest is Ahmad Al-Natsheh from Khosouf Studio. We'll be talking about game development in the United Arab Emirates. You can check out Khosouf Studios in the links below. https://twitter.com/khosouf_studio  https://www.instagram.com/khosouf_studio/  https://www.facebook.com/Khosouf  https://www.khosouf.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyXRJmvrGmw To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
43:18
July 10, 2020
How to make your studio stand out at digital conferences
Today, Jay and Indie are talking about digital conferences in the gaming industry and how to bring your "A" game. You definitely want to stand out from the crowd and get noticed. They will also be fielding questions from the Discord and the live streams regarding all things gaming industry. #virtualconferences #videogames #indiegames #videogameindustry #indiegamebusiness To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:12:02
July 8, 2020
Island Life: Indie Game Development In the Azores with Marco Bettencourt
Today, we have Marco Bettencourt from the award-winning indie game studio Redcatpig from Azores, Portugal. Marco pitched their company over 160 times before getting a yes.  One of many things we covered was how to find and attend conferences outside our industry to help find that investment. https://twitter.com/redcatpig https://www.facebook.com/redcatpig/ https://www.instagram.com/redcatpig/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/redcatpigstudio www.redcatpig.online #indiegame #indiegamedev #gamedev #workingremote To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:08:18
July 3, 2020
Staying Safe - Conference Networking Without the Alcohol
We've heard a lot of concern that people don't always feel safe at the big industry parties but they feel they have to attend them to network.   You don't.  We're going to show you how to have a great conference and never go to any of the late-night parties.  #gamedevelopment #indiegame  #videogames    To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:06:56
July 1, 2020
What Small Streamers and Stream Teams can do for Your Indie Game - Bradley Kincaid - Gaming Gauntlets / Twitch Throwdown
Have you tried reaching out to teams of streamers vs individuals? Bradley joined us (previously) to talk about what stream teams are and how they can get better visibility for your game for less money.  If it's a strategy you haven't considered you should definitely check it out. http://gaminggauntlets.com/ www.twitchthrowdown.com www.twitter.com/gaminggauntlets https://www.twitch.tv/team/twitchthrowdown Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Submit your game for Jay and Indie's feedback live on stream: http://bit.ly/IGBGameSubmission Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://bit.ly/IGBDiscord The Twitters to follow - Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie http://powellgroupconsulting.com/
01:22:27
June 30, 2020
Building a pre-release community for your indie game with Andrew Pappas
Andrew from Rengen Marketing and the Indie Game Movement podcast joins us to talk about building your fan base prior to publishing.    You can check out Andrew's podcast at indiegamemovement.com Also find out more about Andrew and what he does at rengenmarketing.com  Follow his Twitters: twitter.com/_andrewpappas twitter.com/IGMPodcast    To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business  Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group:  http://powellgroupconsulting.com  Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness  Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord:  http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness  The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:27:08
June 26, 2020
Indie game pitch practice and preparing for #PitchYaGame round 2 on the June 30th with Liam Twose
Today we spoke with Liam about the fantastic repository of information he has for game developers at the Global Game Industry Guide as well as his ongoing #PitchYaGame showcase where developers can practice their game pitch and get real feedback from industry experts. Check out Liam at all the links below: https://trello.com/b/BRHxZpZ9/global-games-industry-guide-ggig20 https://twitter.com/liamtwose www.pitchyagame.com twitter.com/pitchyagame twitter.com/teampyg Globalgameindustryguide.com https://linktr.ee/liamtwose https://discord.gg/VgGZgsm To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:09:28
June 24, 2020
Being Deliberate and Self Aware as an Artist with Alex Beddows
Our guest is Alex Beddows! He's the content manager at ArtStation and we'll be talking about being deliberate and self-aware as an artist and content creator. How you can promote your work as an artist and a bit about his podcast as well!Check out Alex on ArtStation and Twitter! https://www.artstation.com/alexbeddows#117412   https://twitter.com/BeddowsDesign     To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game  Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com  Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness  Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE  Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness   The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
58:25
June 22, 2020
The Politics of Games with Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development for Nightdive Studios.
Today's guest will be Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development for Nightdive Studios, an industry veteran, and a card-carrying member of the IGDA.  Usually, Larry speaks about the Business of Games, in fact, he has been a guest here before and will be again presenting on that topic in August, but today he'll be speaking about something different, on the Politics of Games.  Making Games in the year 2020 is very different than it was in 2000, twenty years ago. Larry is going to discuss some of the challenges faced by today's developers and publishers. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:22:12
June 10, 2020
Tips on building your Indie Game community with Corey Trese
The Trese Brothers Discord community for their game exceeds 4,000 members, their latest Kickstarter was funded in hours and raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.  Corey Trese answered your questions live on the show and shared his tips. #gamedevelopment #indie #marketing To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:20:45
June 5, 2020
Marc Mencher - How to find a job in today's video game industry
Today we spoke with Marc Mencher from GameRecruiter on the challenge of job hunting in today's video game industry.  We cover sprucing up your Linkedin page, effective job hunting strategies, who to ACTUALLY submit your resume to at a company (spoiler alert: it's not HR), and much more! To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:15:13
June 3, 2020
Ryan Sumo - Sales Analysis for the Indie Game School Simulator
Ryan Sumo from Squeaky Wheel Studio joined us for a great conversation about indie development in the Philippines, their Early Access success with Academia, and how they approach indie development (and now publishing). To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:29:26
May 26, 2020
Rajat Ojha - VR Market and Staying Positive For Indie Teams
We had a great conversation with Rajat covering everything from VR opportunities for indie teams, to taking the first steps in marketing your company, to how to deal with all the new online conferences. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: https://mixer.com/IndieGameBusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie
01:22:05
May 8, 2020