Tag Archives: kickstarter

The end of reciprocity? Part 2/3

By | June 4, 2016

The end of reciprocity? Like a waiter who works for tips, digital content producers live off their likes, retweets, shares, and ratings. Most digital content operates as a loss leader whose ROI can only be recuperated at large scales. For indies, large scales are often only achievable through social network promotions (likes, retweets, shares, and… Read More »

So, what does it cost to make an indie game?

By | April 30, 2016

As promised in yesterday’s post, here is a very useful link that will help developers do some back of the napkin guesstimations. Not to be confused with proper projections or calculations, this napkin scrawl is still far superior to the Dinofarm formula: ‘Big indie’ Kickstarters are killing actual indies In the article the author likewise… Read More »

Lessons learned. Failed Kickstarters and where the $ went.

By | April 29, 2016

In video game forums and comment sections, there’s a common theme. Customers, and sadly enough, even “developers,” haven’t a clue as to what game development costs. Some of this ignorance has been purposely perpetrated by developers as part of an ill conceived strategy. In a popular blog post featured on gamasutra.com, Dinofarm Games suggests that… Read More »