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We firmly believe that great games from all developers need the support they deserve to succeed. This channel has been built to provide a resource to developers to help them succeed in today's market. 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 500+ publishers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

We firmly believe that great games from all developers need the support they deserve to succeed. This channel has been built to provide a resource to developers to help them succeed in today's market. 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 500+ publishers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support
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We firmly believe that great games from all developers need the support they deserve to succeed. This channel has been built to provide a resource to developers to help them succeed in today's market. 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 500+ publishers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

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Episodes

Tips for a successful Kickstarter campaign and how the IGDA can help w/ Renee Gittins

12/5/2019
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Renee Gittins is both an indie developer and the Executive Director of the IGDA. She stopped by the show today to give postmortem on her successful Kickstarter and talk about the new happenings at the IGDA. The links mentioned on the show are listed...

Duration:01:11:29

How to Run a Competitive Analysis For Your Indie Game w/ Sebastien Pacetti

11/29/2019
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Sebastien knows a bit about positioning products. He's been in the industry for 15 years and has worked on everything from indie games to digital distribution at Amazon. Most recently, in addition to his indie game, he's built the Yunoia platform that pairs developers with publishers. As part of that platform, he and his team created the PPG tool (https://game-statistics-staging.herokuapp.com/) that lets indie devs do some great research before launching their game. _____ To learn more...

Duration:01:08:35

Copyrights, Trademarks, and Indie Developers

11/7/2019
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You know copyrights and trademarks are important, but how much do you know about the difference between them, how to get one, and what to do when you have one? That's why we brought industry veteran attorney Dan Rogers to the show. We go through these questions and more (while trying to raise money for Indie's charity drive on Twitch). _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is...

Duration:00:58:44

The Untold Value of a Good Publisher w/ Juney Dijkstra from Soedesco

10/28/2019
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We typically only look at publishers as a source of funding and marketing. Juney explains all the additional value a good publisher can add from SKU strategy to securing age ratings to finding development support. There's a lot of untold support that comes from a good partner and Juney lefts the veil on all of it. _____ 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...

Duration:01:10:51

The Indie Guide to the Tokyo Game Show

10/27/2019
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Red Vonix returns to the show to talk about his experience as an indie dev at the Tokyo Game Show. We talk preparation, knowing some Japanese, customs, and how to best approach the show. _____ 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:...

Duration:01:02:14

How working with non-profits benefits developers as well - Glenn Banton, Executive Director OSD

10/10/2019
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Operation Supply Drop provides thousands of digital codes, physical games, board games and more to active duty military and veterans. Executive Director Glenn Banton stops by to talk about working with non-profits in general, walk us through some of the tax implications, and answered our questions on how donating to non-profits in general helps developers as well. _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit:...

Duration:01:08:27

Going from AAA to Indie with GameDev Unchained's Brandon Pham

10/7/2019
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Brandon and his co-host Larry produce the popular podcast "GameDev Unchained". They're also experienced AAA developers that have made the jump to indie development. We talk about what lessons they did (and did not) bring with them from the AAA world, their podcast, and the free video conference they host each year to help pass on some of their knowledge. _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie...

Duration:00:57:07

Conversation with a publisher: Hothead Games with Gregan Dunn

10/7/2019
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Gregan joined us to give a bit of insight into what publishers are looking for from developers. We discuss what to be ready to show, how to approach them, and the key indicators that they are looking for in new teams. _____ 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:...

Duration:00:53:01

How Steam users see your game and why email marketing isn't dead - with Chris Zukowski

9/25/2019
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Chris wrote a great article recently after he did a bit of user research into how users look at Steam pages before they buy (or don't). We asked him to come on the show and elaborate. He also gave us some great insight on email marketing and shared his free ebook as well. Chris' Gamasutra article Chris' Email Marketing Ebook _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced...

Duration:01:13:39

The case for NOT demoing your game in conference meetings (and other things)

9/11/2019
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In one of life's cruel ironies, conferences can be the absolute worst time to demo your game to publishers and media. We'll tell you why. Plus we catch up from GD Connect and PAX! This is a short one, we're getting back in our groove from being off for two weeks! _____ 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...

Duration:00:54:55

Creating games for the greater good with Elizabeth Sarquis, CEO of Jukko

9/5/2019
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What if we could use all this technology, insight, and visibility we have as an industry to make the world a better place? There's a growing movement to do just that and Elizabeth Sarquis and her team have been on the front end of it for some time. We talk about their new platform as well as all the benefits we as an industry bring to the table in this episode. https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-sarquis-011bb95/ https://jukko.com/ _____ To learn more about the show or our online...

Duration:01:09:35

App Store Optimization: How to do it and why you should - with Nav Gupta

9/3/2019
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Getting your game on the various app stores isn't good enough these days. You need to be able to optimize everything from your text to your icon to grab the attention of players, and the various search engines. Nav Gupta has been doing this for a long time and he stops by to share his tips and insights into doing it well. https://www.twitch.tv/academyofgames0 https://twitter.com/AcademyOfGames0 _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie...

Duration:01:25:13

Indie Success Story - How PixelNAUTS Games Self Published Lost Orbit on Multiple Platforms

8/23/2019
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Alex Golebiowski and his partner established PixelNAUTS as an outsource art studio back in 2010, they recently just self published Lost Orbit on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Although they have now self published the game on four platforms, Alex talks to us about the hurdles in doing so and why they're looking for a publisher for the next game. _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game...

Duration:01:26:08

Last minute tips and strategies for Gamescom, PAX, and any other conference

8/16/2019
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This episodes covers all the things you can be doing the week before a conference to maximize your chance of success once you get there. We don't go deep into what you should have been doing three weeks ago, just want you should be doing with a few days to spare. Pack your hand sanitizer, research your back up meetings, know the showfloor, be ready for ANYTHING! That's what this episode preps you for! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

Duration:01:25:14

Indie Success Story: The Importance of Perseverance - Emre Deniz From Studio Wildcard

8/16/2019
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Emre has made his own way in the industry and has had more than his share of ups and downs. Over the course of the last seven years he's gone from being fired from his first graphic design job, to running his own studio. In his own words, "Don't let people make you feel down that you're not working hard enough, if you're surviving and keeping at it, you're doing the best you can. Don't let people tell you opportunities knock once, because you're the one who built the door for them to knock...

Duration:01:07:58

The Pros & Cons of Running a Distributed Office - Ericka Evans, Phantom Compass

8/15/2019
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Ericka Evans from Phantom Compass joins us to talk about running a distributed office which is basically when everyone works remotely and there is no main office. She talks about the good and the bad, and also shares some insight into their processes and tells us about some of the tools they use for their workflow. https://twitter.com/phantomcompass https://www.facebook.com/phantomcompass https://www.phantomcompass.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erickaevans/ _____ To learn more...

Duration:00:56:00

The important (and overlooked) business parts of indie game development - Christian Perez - Far Frontier Studios Part 2

8/14/2019
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Christian has a brilliant story to tell about why he makes games and how he's doing it while holding down a full time job. Originally from Puerto Rico, Christian moved to Oregon after Hurricane Maria. Now he and his team are building an MMO on a budget. This episode picks up (roughly) where part one left off. _____ 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...

Duration:01:17:10

An introduction to PR agencies and what you can do on your own - with Michael Brown, CEO of Vicarious PR

8/12/2019
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Vicarious PR is an award winning agency representing both large and small developers and publishers in the industry. Michael discusses what developers need to know when hiring an agency, but also goes into detail about the PR work developers can do on their own. https://twitter.com/VicariousPR https://www.facebook.com/VicariousPR _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is...

Duration:01:17:31

Opportunities for developers and publishers in the Middle East and North Africa - with Habib Chams, Founder of DGC Dubai

8/9/2019
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The MENA region isn't usually top of mind for developers and publishers when they are launching their games. Habib joined us to explain why the region should be. For one thing, the ARPPU is nearly 10x that of China. The UA cost for mobile games is lower, and you can release the games in English. We had some connection difficulty with the interview on this one but it's still full of some great advice. https://dgcgames.com/ _____ To learn more about the show or our online business...

Duration:01:23:24

Indie Success Story: Talking about all the things no one talks about as an indie dev - with Lauren Anne Marie Carter

8/6/2019
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Lauren is the Founder of Narratio Studios, creators of the narrative game "Powerless". This is hands down one of the best shows we've had, as well as the longest. Lauren isn't afraid to talk about many of the things that make indie development tough, especially as a woman. We talk about presenting a game for the first time at a expo for the public, when to know when to kill a game, and much more. If you're an indie dev, this episode is a "must listen" for you. --- Support this podcast:...

Duration:01:47:11