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IndieGameBusiness

IndieGameBusiness

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.

IndieGameBusiness 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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Self Publishing Your Game On Consoles
Self Publishing on consoles can be a daunting task but a great option. Let's chat about paths to self-publishing and what to prepare for when you're ready to ship your game. The purpose of this session is to share our knowledge in various marketing areas and educate those who may not be as familiar with certain marketing areas. Khalil Abdullah Co-Founder Ahmed Abdullah Co-Founder Decoy Games Khalil and Ahmed Abdullah co-founded Decoy Games, a multi-award-winning indie game company focused on creating unique game experiences, merchandise and content. With no prior professional video game development experience, they used their deep passion for video games and background in software sales to self-publish their debut award winning title Swimsanity! on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. 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
57:03
January 19, 2022
Story, Characters & Worlds - A Compact Masterclass
How do you develop a fictional world that feels authentic? How do you create characters that players actually relate to? How is a story built and structured, from the ground, up? Narratives are composed of many different aspects. But where to start? And how to develop these things in a lasting way? Christian Fonnesbech shares the tools and methods that Writers, Narrative Directors, and IP builders need. A compact masterclass that aims for intermediate users. Christian Fonnesbech Head of IP Development Leverage Christian Fonnesbech is Head of IP Development at the Leverage Partnership. He also works with DDM as a Consulting Executive and as a Story Editor. Formerly, he was Head of IP Development at Nordisk Games (Egmont), Narrative Director at Deck 13, and Head of Artistic Research at the Centre For Interactive Media Arts in Norway. In his earlier career, Christian was a video game entrepreneur, producing and directing 35+ game projects for entertainment, advertising, and learning. 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
01:03:16
January 19, 2022
NFTs and Crypto: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly For Indie Games Part 2.2
A discussion with Lantana Games CEO Danny Silver on what NFTs and Crypto truly mean for indie developers. #gamedevelopment #gamedev #indiedev 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
26:19
January 18, 2022
NFTs and Crypto: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly For Indie Games Part 2.1
A discussion with Lantana Games CEO Danny Silver on what NFTs and Crypto truly mean for indie developers. #gamedevelopment #gamedev #indiedev 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
25:23
January 18, 2022
NFTs and Crypto: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly For Indie Games Part 1.2
A discussion with Lantana Games CEO Danny Silver on what NFTs and Crypto truly mean for indie developers. #gamedevelopment #gamedev #indiedev 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
23:60
January 18, 2022
NFTs and Crypto: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly For Indie Games Part 1.1
A discussion with Lantana Games CEO Danny Silver on what NFTs and Crypto truly mean for indie developers. #gamedevelopment #gamedev #indiedev 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
26:60
January 18, 2022
Increasing Your Steam Wishlist Through Online Events
Covid transformed physical game events into online exhibitions that made them really accessible to people that couldn't normally travel or afford to attend. This had a huge effect on the way indie teams can grow their audience. In this session, we will cover our experience with our game on Steam and how we used online events to grow our wishlist in all-new ways. Artur Karpiński Indie Developer Rock&Bushes I have 15 years of experience in various programming/architecture/management roles in business / corporate IT projects. 2 years ago I decided to switch careers, and I'm trying to ship my first game. 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
01:17:05
January 18, 2022
The Importance Of Contracts and Their Content (An Indie Dev Perspective)
Indie developers tend to underestimate the importance of contracts for each and every element of game development early on and tend to steer away from the difficult subject matter a contract covers. In this talk, we will discuss ways to approach contracts and their content to make them less intimidating and how to help the recipients understand the contract and feel that everyone's best interests are being represented. Crystal Sciarrino Founder SkyReach Studio Developer and designer for the upcoming spooky farming ARPG Critter Crops. Crystal has been a software developer and game developer for nearly 5 years and has seen a lot of what indie dev teams of many sizes have experienced and had to handle. 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
01:01:11
January 18, 2022
Why You Should Be Paying Attention To The African Indie Development Scene
Audiences from around the globe should understand how the game development industry in Africa has developed will get more insight about it. We will discuss the current state and the possible future. Also, those who are interested in targeting the African market will have a sense of direction on how to go about it. David Olamide Co-Founder Dimension11 Studio I am an indie game developer from Nigeria with over 3 years of experience in the Gaming Industry. I co-founded a game studio (Dimension11 Studio) in Nigeria last year with a few of my Game Development friends. I work remotely as well with an Indie Studio based in Germany (Spheriearth Studio) specialized in making Environmental Games. I am also an undergraduate university student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Nigeria. I was a site organizer of Global Game Jam in Ile-ife, Nigeria. 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
01:02:24
January 17, 2022
How To Promote Your Indie Video Game Using PR, Marketing, Events and Influencers
The purpose of this session is to share our knowledge in various marketing areas and educate those who may not be as familiar with certain marketing areas. Featuring feedback from the publisher, media agency, and media executives, we'll answer any and all questions about how to optimize the marketing across a variety of channels. 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
01:08:49
January 13, 2022
How To Market A Game: The AMA!
Game marketing expert and perennial sell-out IndieGameBusiness guest Chris Zukowski leads the charge in this session. He's taking a break from his usual full-speed sessions and is answering YOUR questions live this time around. This is your chance to ask anything you want to know about indie game marketing, Steam pages, stats, and analytics, etc! Chris Zukowski Founder How To Market A Game Chris Zukowski is a game marketing consultant and strategist. He has helped companies as diverse as Games as a Service company to Indie Publishers to single-person teams better understand their audience and communicate with them better. Every week he publishes a new article about how to market a game at his website HowTomarketagame.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
01:00:49
January 12, 2022
How to Grow Your Wishlists AND Community Using Ads
Like them or not social media ads are a key way you can grow your wishlists and community. This session will cover the basics of ads and targeting and then open the floor to your questions. Chris Faylor Founder vgReleaseList With over 20 years in the video game industry, Chris Faylor has built and led marketing teams at such companies as Gearbox Software, Armature Studio, and Squanch Games, contributing to the success of franchises like Borderlands, Homeworld, Risk of Rain, and Trover Saves the Universe. He is also the founder of vgReleaseList.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
58:01
January 11, 2022
Do's and Don'ts When Seeking Funding
Building on years of grant writing experience and successful funding for Only By Midnight, I will share my perspective on how to craft funding applications both public and private. Some highlights: - Consider the human behind the application who is doing the reading. How to best engage their attention. How to not lose their attention. - Consider the objectives of a public program, such as the CMF. They are not interested in funding your project because you want it to succeed; they have their own objective, such as stimulating employment in a sector. Understand how to read between the lines a little and make sure to weave this into your application. - Consider the writing process, how to get support, and why it is so important to get additional eyes on your application before you send it. - Consider how to speak to risk, which is a fundamental question for both private and public investment. The audience takeaway, particularly for someone who is interested in applying for funding but hasn't done so before, is that there is a path to success through the process and resources available to help. Ideally, they would also gain some insight into a couple of key areas, the type that would help them strengthen their application and make the difference in achieving a successful application. This is the information that Andrew 5 years ago would have wanted to know, much of which I am fortunate enough to have received from my own mentors along the way.' Andrew Czarnietzki Only By Midnight Andrew Czarnietzki is the lead developer, functioning as a Programmer and Designer. Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the games industry. He is a co-founder of Serious Labs and has shipped over 18 serious game titles as Programmer and Lead Designer, including a line of award-winning VR Crane simulators. Only By Midnight represents Andrew applying his expertise from Serious Labs towards the unique business, creative, and technical challenges found in making 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 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
01:00:15
January 07, 2022
Data-Based Decision Making Throughout Your Game's Lifecycle
As a game developer, it’s imperative to do research and make data-driven decisions to support a game throughout its lifecycle.  This comprehensive talk will provide insight relevant to the entire lifecycle of a game, and the content will be relatable to all developers, no matter where they are in their development journey.  In the prototype/concept phase, I will cover how to conduct a competitive analysis to get a feel for what’s already in the market and how developers can position themselves for increased visibility.  This phase includes understanding the best platforms for your game, interpreting player reviews, rankings, and critical and influencer reviews. For those in the production/development face,  I will walk through how to conduct target audience analysis by using existing tools and resources available for free.  Next, I will cover playtesting from a product and marketing perspective and the most important questions you should ask to help with marketing the game.  Sales projections play a vital role in the pre-launch phase, and I will help developers create reasonable expectations for the performance of their game.  Finally, I will cover post-launch tactics to aggregate sales data to form dashboards, how to track store reviews, and the importance of tracking promotions and discounts.  By the end of this talk, attendees will have a complete set of guidelines and best data practices to guide them throughout the development 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 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
59:23
January 06, 2022
Blockchain For Gaming: Are We Too Early?
Are we trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist yet in gaming? This session will elaborate on where the blockchain fits in with current modern gaming and talk about both the positive and negative impact it can potentially have on the future of gaming as we know it. Thomas Shiva CEO, Founder Digital Realm Entertainment & Enter Africa Org Rw Natively Rwandese 29, Futurist Visionary Entrepreneur, Game Designer/Dev, Engr, Tech Expert. Founder and CEO of Digital Realm Entertainment Inc. /Co-founder of GIT (Geniuses In Technology), founder and owner of NEO-TRONIKS SYSTEMS INC 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
47:03
January 05, 2022
A Post-Mortem to Pivoting and Launching an Indie Xbox Game During the Pandemic
In this session, I'll go over the entire roller-coaster of our development journey of launching our Xbox game during a pandemic including: - dealing with mental stress and personal battles during a Pandemic - pivoting our game design to work during lockdown - integrating platform-specific features for Xbox - working with ID@Xbox on approval and launch - getting our community involved through live streams - planning our roadmap and keeping up with our game as a service - our spin on marketing and the uphill battle that it is In the end, you will walk away learning from what we believe we did right and what we definitely did wrong during our development process, the approach we took to get to launch, and how we continue to improve our game post-launch. Miranda Lowry Co-Founder & Sofware Engineer Black Hive Media Mandy has been in the game industry for over a decade, self-publishing multiple titles across an array of platforms under her and her husband's indie game studio, Black Hive Media. She is a Microsoft GameStack Ambassador and has worked as a software engineer for various game companies over the course of her career. 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
59:09
January 04, 2022
Shaking Up Publishing For Living Games
This talk will explore game publishing, from Fundamentally Games' perspective of their journey to shake up what it means to be a publisher. What do developers actually need and want from a publisher, how has the industry's transition to games as a service affected this, and how can publishers add value in today's market? Ella Romanos Fundamentally Games Since 2008 Ella has been helping build and manage games development teams and projects, having started out as a programmer and co-founding game development studio Remode as a graduate. Prior to Fundamentally Games, Ella spent 6 years consulting with game developers, investment funds, and games-related organizations and has a deep understanding of the resources, funding methods, processes, and commercial considerations of taking games to market. She has been directly responsible for releasing over 50 games and has acted as head of the studio, executive producer and advisor, for many organizations, most notably, Pinewood Film Advisors, Agatha Christie Ltd, and Altara Games Fund. Ella also acts as a mentor and has provided input into academia including undergraduate and master's courses across the UK, and writing content and exams for AQA exam board’s games courses. She has been twice mentioned as MCV’s UK Top 100 Women in Games, named in Develop’s ‘Top 30 under 30’, and has sat on the board of directors of UKIE, the UK trade body for games, for 5 years. 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
01:00:54
January 03, 2022
Same Oars, Bigger Ship: Navigating AA(A) Live Ops with Indie XP
How can you successfully drive live operations for a massive project with experience limited to small indie studios and startups? In this talk, join PUBG Madison Producer Sarah Spiers to learn how to leverage diverse backgrounds and development fundamentals to effectively navigate maintaining and improving a live project. Sarah Spiers Producer PUBG Corporation Sarah Spiers is an award-winning game producer from Madison, WI, currently working with PUBG Corporation. Her ambitions focus on growing small and mid-size studios to support robust production and operational processes. Sarah also serves as the interim executive director of the IGDA Foundation, where she oversees sponsorships and internal programming focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recently, Sarah was named as part of the inaugural #QueerinGames list and inducted into the Women in Game’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in the gaming 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 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
58:60
December 20, 2021
Pitch Deck Review Session: LIVE!
Each and every week, Kimberly reviews pitch decks from teams on the IndieGameBusiness Discord. In this session, she'll be giving the feedback live for you to see. The decks have been submitted in advance to make sure the event flows smoothly but we encourage you to tune in and listen. Hopefully, you'll attend one of these workshops on the Discord with your own pitch deck in the future! Kimberly Rodatos Founder and President Digital Owl Founder and President of Digital Owl, Kimberly works closely with Epic Games and the Epic Games store. She sees more pitch decks than you can possibly imagine. Kimberly hosts weekly pitch deck reviews on the IndieGameBusiness Discord server and she's looking forward to sharing that experience with a live session during the conference. 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
01:04:26
December 17, 2021
Kickstarter AMA: with Anya Combs!
Kickstarter's Director of Games returns for another AMA about all things Kickstarter for video games. Join us and learn a little something or get your questions answered! Director of Games Kickstarter Anya Combs is the Director of Games at Kickstarter. She has been in the digital games space for over a decade, overseeing multiple mobile and online titles launched for Nickelodeon & AddictingGames, and has worked with countless game creators launching successful projects on Kickstarter. She is excited to continue supporting game devs as they bring their creative projects to life. 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
54:02
December 16, 2021
Keeping the cash flowing in an Indie Studio
How to keep a handle on your cash, spot upcoming problems, and deal with them before they become critical. Too many businesses fail because they are unrealistic about how their cash flow will work. This talk will give attendees some simple tools that help them to know where they are, spot any upcoming problems and give them tools with which to deal with them. Stephen Swan CEO Leapfrog Digital Limited Lawyer and Accountant turned game developer and business consultant. CEO of Leapfrog Digital Ltd 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
59:31
December 15, 2021
Successfully Working With Investors: Discussion Panel and AMA
This is a roundtable discussion (including a Q&A) with representatives of several major investment companies in the industry. We will cover how to successfully manage a relationship with investors after you have their interest and investment. Elena Lobova Founder Achievers Hub Elena Lobova is a founder of ACHIEVERS HUB, a platform that unites indie developers with investors, publishers, services, and mentors from all around the world. During her 10 years of experience in game development, Elena has managed a game development outsourcing company iLogos as COO and then CEO, founded and organized a game developers conference Get IT in Ukraine, consulted and advised various companies on business development, strategy, negotiations, and pitching. Elena enjoys traveling, networking, sharing, and connecting people with great ideas.
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December 13, 2021
Why Are You Making Games Anyway? Special Guest - Oscar Clark from Fundamentally Games
Today we talk with Oscar Clark from the publisher, Fundamentally Games, and ask the question, "why are you making games anyway?" What is the reason you are making games? Is it for the fame? The fortune? The pleasure? We want to know!  Fundamentally Games: www.fundamentally.games/ Oscar Clark: www..twitter.com/Athanateus 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
01:10:22
December 10, 2021
How To Be FULLY Prepared For Your Next Publisher Meeting - Part 2
Are you thinking about meeting with a publisher or have you met with one already? Jay has some tips and tricks for you and a list of things YOU SHOULD KNOW. Get your questions about publishers ANSWERED TODAY! 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
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November 19, 2021
How To Be FULLY Prepared For Your Next Publisher Meeting - Part 1
Are you thinking about meeting with a publisher or have you met with one already? Jay has some tips and tricks for you and a list of things YOU SHOULD KNOW. Get your questions about publishers ANSWERED TODAY! 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
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November 19, 2021
How to Organize Your Kickstarter Campaign Especially With a Large Group With Francesca Carletto-Leon
Let's discuss Kickstarter campaigns with Francesca! -The Cartomancy Anthology project, a collection of 22 games created by development teams all over the world. -Current Kickstarter campaign and the logistics of making this huge project possible. -Games anthologies and large-scale collections of games. Finding more community-centered ways to support independent game making and make experimental work possible. facebook.com/CartomancyGame instagram.com/cartomancygame/ twitter.com/ceschiii twitter.com/CartomancyGame 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
01:09:48
November 16, 2021
Warning Signs That You Are Signing Up With A Shady Publisher
Jay and Indie talk about shady publishers and what red flags you should look for! 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
01:18:05
October 29, 2021