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What’s important to you in an indie game?

So how are these games developed? Team sizes can range from a single person handling every aspect of a game, to hundreds of specialised developers in larger studios. Business models, …

My career path: Game design with Rex Crowle

Here, Rex Crowle, co-founder of independent games studio Foam Sword, discusses his early career as an artist and his move into the games industry. Think about how to broaden your …

Next steps

Well done. You’ve now reached the end of this introduction to indie games. We hope you enjoyed it. Over the course of two weeks, you’ve learned how independent games are …

Routes into indie games

Up until this point, you have mainly been getting to grips with the concepts underpinning indie games in general. Let’s take a more practical approach now and focus on how …

Building a game pitch

Pitching is a vital skill in game development: the ability to sell your ideas externally is critical to securing funding, getting team members on the same page and even marketing …

Games reflecting life

The flexibility and diversity of indie games as a form enable them to explore more varied stories and themes than those you might find in traditional mainstream games. Many of …

Wrapping up

Well done on making it to the end of week one! We hope that you now have an understanding of the indie games sector, the kind of games being made …

Financing indie games

If you are considering embarking on an indie game project, it’s vital to think about your financial requirements, as well as the implications of taking on various different types of …

How to make a video game

We’ll outline a very broad template for the indie game development process. Please note that practises vary wildly between different developers: we’re just looking to establish a fundamental structure that …

Indie games and their place in society

Our interview with Holly Gramazio demonstrates how modern game design has evolved from purely digital, product-centric thinking to a much broader creative discipline, incorporating an array of diverse influences. Indie …

How to get the most out of this course

Learning online can be a rich and rewarding experience. You are a member of a global self-selecting community, finding out more about a topic area of your choice with like-minded …

My career path: Game programming with Moo Yu

In this interview, Moo discusses his coding background and also his thoughts on how programmers can occupy a facilitative role within a development team. Think about how Moo’s previous role …

The future of indie games

Games are a fast-paced creative sector: tastes, trends and markets shift rapidly. At the same time, there are fundamental qualities that players look for and which can help guide your …

How to pitch

Who to pitch to Some new developers try to contact every publisher they can get their hands on, whereas others are overly cautious about sending materials to anyone. A better …
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