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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. 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 750+ publishers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

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. 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 750+ publishers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

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United States

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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. 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 750+ publishers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

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@PowellGrp

Language:

English


Episodes

IGDA Foundation Diverse Game Developer Fund - What You Need To Know

4/13/2021
To help marginalized developers explore new monetization options outside of the Western norm, the IGDA Foundation established the $300,000 Diverse Game Developers Fund in February. In this discussion, we speak with IGDA Foundation Executive Director Nika Nour and Lead Project Manager Sarah Spiers to learn more about how their organization is supporting developers from emerging markets explore more globally-minded models of revenue generation. To learn more about the show or our online...

Duration:01:10:20

Alexis Biro (Terra Localizations) Localization QA: Yay of Nay? Localization QA: Yay of Nay?

4/13/2021
We will discuss the evolution of video game 'translation' with historical errors and examples and how localization is the process we know and use today. We will elaborate on current processes, best practices, common mistakes and why Linguistic Quality Assurance is so important, and how context is key for your localization team. The presentation will show what to detect and how to analyze if the localization work was done properly. We will also showcase studies as examples of these items, of...

Duration:01:01:21

Chris Faylor (vgReleaseList) Marketing and Video Games: WTF

4/9/2021
Let's talk about marketing video games! What is marketing? How do you know if it's effective? And, perhaps most importantly: where do you go from here? Attendees will come away with a basic understanding of video game marketing, an opportunity to submit questions to be addressing during the panel, a shareable deck, and links to resources for further. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game Business is...

Duration:00:56:53

Break Into Creative Ways of Production with your Team! Guest: Leslee Sullivant

4/9/2021
Today we are talking with Leslee Sullivant (www.twitter.com/leslee_annsh) about production skills and methodologies. Learn how to take your vision and scope to the next level by estimating and anticipating work. Learn about the tools that you need and how to go about it in the most efficient and effective ways. 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:...

Duration:01:13:27

Culture: The Key To Outsourcing Success

4/8/2021
You don’t want a toxic outsourcing relationship. There are great benefits of hiring remote teams for development/ artwork work. However, many times you see companies failing to get their million-dollar ideas executed by WFH teams properly. In most cases, if an outsourcing studio is capable enough yet fails the project, it’s usually due to one problem: A organizational cultural mismatch between the client and the outsourcing team. Culture varies from region to region and in most instances,...

Duration:00:41:53

Chris Zukowski - How to spy on your competition to build your marketing plan

4/8/2021
Are you worried about your game’s prospects? Wondering how other games sell so well? Running out of ideas for spreading the word on your game? In this very actionable talk, Chris Zukowski will demonstrate the tools and techniques he uses to research games and build an effective marketing plan. 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:...

Duration:00:57:59

Julia Kenny (SEGA) - How to Pitch Your Game to Publishers

4/6/2021
Content Acquisition specialist Julia Kenny will detail the key features and considerations relating to the initial pitch discussion with publishers. From someone who has worked both on the publisher and developer side, how to pitch will discuss best practices for presenting a game. This will feature both practical tips on what to include in the pitch deck presentation, and high-level goals developers should set out to achieve when making first contact with publishers. To learn more about...

Duration:01:00:44

Christian Fonnesbech (Leverage Partnership) - Passion is Good but Passion+IP is better

4/5/2021
For successful developers, IP is more than half the company's total value! But how do you build this value? Christian Fonnesbech will share the creative and business-related foundations of building long-term brands and IPs. Takeaways: - Why are IPs so valuable? - How does IP help you build a sustainable company? - What's the difference between an IP and a Brand? - What are the foundations you need to build a lasting IP? - What are the foundations for an impactful Brand? To learn...

Duration:00:59:38

What is the Indie World Order Con #iwocon​ and Where is it Headed

4/2/2021
We are talking with the CMO and CEO of Indie World Order Con today! Want to know what it is, what it's all about, and where it's headed? You are in the right place! We will be getting into the nitty-gritty and find out how it can help you as a game developer and more. 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...

Duration:01:14:16

Bobbi Bidochka - How Can You Navigate The Business And Work Environment In A Post #MeToo​ Era

4/1/2021
I'll provide a framework for people to navigate environments in a post #metoo​ era, without throwing away opportunities for love and relationships. This session will help male-dominated sectors like the gaming industry, to better understand the implications of sexual harassment, how to navigate business and professional environments, and help those who may be struggling with an identity crisis as a result of women's advancement. To learn more about the show or our online business...

Duration:00:56:57

Chase Bethea - A Structured Process for Planning Game Audio in Production

4/1/2021
Game Developers will grasp the value of planning a budget in pre-production for game audio. In addition to selecting team members to perform such services early during the design process to prevent extra production delays and well-crafted game experiences. 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:...

Duration:00:58:41

Panel Discussion - There Is Life After Funding Denial

3/31/2021
Money makes game development a lot easier. But what happens if you pitch and do everything right and still don't get the funding? Here's a group of game developers who have found creative solutions for when the typical funding routes don't work out. And the games still got made! For those who don't appeal to publishers or funds, hopefully, they feel less like a failure and are filled with ideas of how they can make their game happen anyway. To learn more about the show or our online...

Duration:00:58:18

IWOCon - Strategies For Finding and Vetting Good Partners For Your Company

3/30/2021
A live presentation and Q&A on how to discover and research your partners before you sign long-term contracts. 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...

Duration:00:54:21

Stephanie Bouchard (Stockholm Syndrom AI) - Game AI 4N00bz

3/29/2021
Are you a Game Designer taking on your first Game AI system and you don’t really know where to start? Are you a programmer writing very elegant code for a boss fight leaving the player a bit indifferent? Are you a producer attempting to make some critical cuts in a series of assets while trying to maintain a maximum of bang for your bucks? This talk might be FOR YOU! Join me as we explore the basics of game AI systems and the quick tricks and hacks to convince your boss and your players that...

Duration:01:00:45

Kimberly Rodatos - Unit Sales Estimations and Understanding If Your Budget Is Actually Viable

3/26/2021
Are you ready to pitch your game to a publisher but you just don’t know how much budget is acceptable to ask for? Or do you simply want to learn how to get a quick fact check on your current scope? If you are interested in making your game viable for the market, this talk will give you an overview of where and what to look for and how estimating unit sales early on can help you understand if your scope and budget are viable. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking...

Duration:00:57:37

Panel Discussion - The Business of Building a Business in Gaming

3/25/2021
This informal, highly interactive panel will bring together members of the gameHERs team to discuss such things as how they started the company, how they grew their community, the roles in the company, how we partner with brands, how our first annual gameHERs awards went viral, why the founders try to be the 4 least important people in the room, how we went about raising money when less than 3% of women-founded companies receive outside funding and more! We want the audience to learn more...

Duration:00:57:35

Ericka Evans (Phantom Compass) - Building Your Indie Life Raft.

3/25/2021
How indie studios can work together to stay afloat. This talk will cover some time-tested tactics and some half-baked idealistic theories (that may hold water) for how micro to medium sized indie game studios can work together to decrease risk and strengthen your business, so we can all stay afloat in this turbulent sea of an industry that we love so much. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game...

Duration:00:56:27

Diego Ricchiuti (Caracal Games) Monetization: Skills as Motivation

3/23/2021
The audience will learn the different type of motivation and their effect on the player/s, and how to correctly apply them to increase player satisfaction and the game monetization 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...

Duration:00:53:13

Nathan Wulf (Lone Wulf Studio) - My First Indie Paycheck

3/22/2021
A look at sales numbers, what can be expected trying to sell your first game, and ideas for improving your odds. This is a bit of a case study showing the difficulties of selling a small indie game. I explore creating a small side project to gain experience launching a game and face the harsh reality of how difficult it is to market and sell a game. I cover the numbers of sales, what was effective at generating sales, and what seemed like it should have had an impact but didn't. I also...

Duration:01:01:26

Victoria Tran (Innersloth) Fireside Chat - - - No Imposter Here! Community Building with Among Us.

3/20/2021
Victoria Tran is the community manager for Among Us and she's going to drop some wisdom and answer any of your questions. https://twitter.com/TheVTran https://sites.google.com/view/thevtran/ 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:...

Duration:00:56:09