8 episodes

Join Moo Yu, Mike Bithell, and Andrew Smith as they discuss their experiences in the video games industry.

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Join Moo Yu, Mike Bithell, and Andrew Smith as they discuss their experiences in the video games industry.

    Episode 8: Marketing, Part 2

    Episode 8: Marketing, Part 2

    We finish up our discussion on marketing by digging deeper into how to get covered by the press and how similar concepts apply to YouTubers. And we sign off for this season as we think about the future.

    • 59 min
    Episode 7: Marketing, Part 1

    Episode 7: Marketing, Part 1

    This week we discuss marketing and how to promote your game. We discus various marketing channels and how they differ in effort and effectiveness. We also chat about how some marketing approaches from the past don't hold up today and how twitter just isn't as fun as it used to be.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 6: Funding Your Game, Part 2

    Episode 6: Funding Your Game, Part 2

    We continue our discussion about Game Funding by discussing self funding, government tax breaks, grants, and mysterious secret investors. We also squeeze in some Q&A at the end.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 5: Funding Your Game, Part 1

    Episode 5: Funding Your Game, Part 1

    This week we talk about various ways to get funding for your game. We discuss game publishers, venture capitalists (not Mike's definition of them), and crowdfunding. We'll talk more about less conventional funding methods next time.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 4: Going Indie

    Episode 4: Going Indie

    Moo, Andrew, and Mike discuss the process of leaving a studio job and starting an indie studio. They talk about how they prepared, what they were expecting, the high highs, and some very low lows.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 3: Life After Launch

    Episode 3: Life After Launch

    We discuss how a game's life continues after launch and our experiences with updates, sales, and the like to keep our games kicking. Also, we do Q&A with twitch chat and get distracted by the indiepocalypse.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

gingerpunk2 ,

Amazing Insight into Game Development

This podcast is an amazing insight into the processes of game development. The hosts are respected indie developers who bring such a wealth of knowledge and experience to your ears. I look forward to learning from them each week, and this podcast allows me to gain a greater understanding of the whole development process. If you're at all interested in game development, then this podcast should be high on your list of subscriptions. I am a sound designer and love to learn in as many areas of game dev that I can, and this weekly podcast is effectively like attending a lecture at a university, taught by three experienced working professionals.

Cannot recommend enough.

Thanks for taking the time to record and release this each week. I'm learning heaps.

- Graham

Mono_eric3 ,

Worth your time

Some great insights from some interesting guys. No BS, but no sugar-coating either. Some great stuff about how the industry works (or doesn't work) from some interesting perspectives. A 'must listen' (if that's a thing).

glintgames ,

Awesome Indie Game Dev

Great Podcast with three experienced successful Indie Game Devs. Giving an enlightening insight in how many struggle to survive while a small few thrive in the great indiepocalypse. Essential listening for anyone interested in how Indie Games are made.

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