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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

How A One Person Studio Runs a Successful MMO with Alex Winchell

12/1/2020
Alex has been running Politics & War Online for six years and he's had over 200,000 players in that time. An interesting talk on his experience over the years, how he did it, and what's next for him. 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:01:12:16

From Tabletop To Desktop w/ Tom Young of Nomad Games

11/21/2020
The UK's Nomad Games has a history of bringing great board games like Talisman, Smash Up, and Fury of Dracula to the digital space. We sat down with Tom Young to discuss how it's all done and answer questions from our community as well. 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:01:06:57

Grow your game profitably - Optimal Paid User Acquisition with Bao Dong from Google

10/26/2020
Paid User Acquisition is one of the key ways to scale your game to new heights. This session will focus on the best practices to make your paid user acquisition as effective and profitable as possible. We will also introduce the latest product updates and all of the tools available to you, including Google Ads App Campaigns and Google Analytics for Firebase. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie...

Duration:00:59:18

Showcasing Your Indie Game at a Expo: Physical or Virtual with Grover Wimberly

10/22/2020
This seminar is for indie game developers newly starting out on how they can best demonstrate their games at a convention or online exhibition and how to get a good first impression from a constantly coming-and-going audience. 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:00:54:42

The Evolution of Game PR and Marketing with Michael Brown

10/21/2020
A look at the current situation of conducting PR + marketing for video games. From magazine reviews to user reviews on the web, to influencers, to..... Michael will discuss what's new in the world of PR and marketing and we'll answer all the burning questions you have. 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:00:52:20

A Legal Perspective on the Business of Games with Paul Lanois

10/20/2020
This session will present some of the recent legal developments which have a direct impact on the gaming industry. Topics to be discussed include privacy law (such as GDPR and CCPA), loot boxes, new EU rules in relation to marketplaces, etc. Whether you are an indie game developer, an 'AAA' game developer or a game publisher, join us as we discuss important steps to keep your game(s) and company compliant with the law. We will go through digital legislation applicable to the gaming industry...

Duration:00:56:26

Shiz Suzuki on AT&T's Unlocked Games Competition for Women Game Developers

10/17/2020
AT&T's Head of Sponsorships joins us to discuss the AT&T Unlocked Challenge and why they're stepping up with a $50,000 prize for women game developers. 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: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game...

Duration:01:03:52

Building Better Worlds through Game Culturalization with Kate Edwards

10/14/2020
With over 30 years of experience in digital media as a geographer and culturalization strategist, and 27+ years in games, Kate Edwards has been involved in the creation of many games, including major titles such as Halo, Fable, Age of Empires, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, and many, many others. She has seen it all when it comes to geopolitical and cultural issues that are often overlooked in content creation and can negatively affect the ability of content to be accepted overseas, and she has...

Duration:00:49:56

The State of Indie Game Publishing w/ Modern Wolf CEO Fernando Rizo

10/9/2020
Fernando's discussing their publishing strategy, what its like right now in the market, and answering YOUR questions! #videogames #indiegames #gamedevelopment 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: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join...

Duration:01:27:12

Clearing out the attic - The tools and approaches of self organization while working from home with Tobias Kopka

10/7/2020
While working from home many of us have used the time to go through our attics and basements, but how is it with our digital workflows? Let´s share our most beloved tools and processes and the mindsets behind them for tweaks on our personal setups. Which productivity boosts did you find for using the time best when working from home? From decluttering to personal CRMs and lessons learned on online communication tools, let´s share our biggest fails and best approaches. To learn more about...

Duration:00:59:09

Everything You Wanted to Know About Kickstarter with Anya Combs, Director of Games AT KICKSTARTER!

10/6/2020
Running a Kickstarter campaign can be scary. How much should you ask for? What happens if you fail? Come listen to the Director of Games at Kickstarter give answers to these questions and more as you ask anything you'd like! 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:00:55:54

Growth Strategies That Help Your Studio Last with Barak David

10/2/2020
On today's show, we are talking with Barak David, the COO of Murka about doing what it takes to make your studio last. So many studios close after just a short time but some studios just keep ticking and ticking. Learn about some different growth strategies and how to stay with the current trends and how to evolve with the times. Connect with Barak on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barakdavid/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie...

Duration:01:01:22

Epic Mega Grants: Insights and Best Practices for your Application with Alan Noon

10/1/2020
Epic Mega Grants is the $100 million fund available to creators of all stripes. In this session, attendees will learn about the program itself, and even more importantly, what makes for a great application. Epic Games has committed $100 million to support game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing amazing things with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. Show us your...

Duration:01:02:10

What It Will Take to Grow The Video Game Advertising Market. Hint: It's Not Just eSports with Jonathon Troughton

9/30/2020
eSports gets the headlines. But the big advertising dollars for video game developers don't and won't only come from eSports. We see the headlines almost daily about eSports, especially as all major sports leagues had delayed starts in July and August 2020, with teams only playing partial seasons. Advertisers can easily understand eSports sponsorships because they mimic sports sponsorships. But there are more monetization opportunities outside of eSports for video game developers. This...

Duration:00:56:41

Keynote Address: Navigating Today's Business Development Landscape with Phil Adams and Jason Enos

9/29/2020
The old adage of “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is part and parcel to all aspects of business, but remains critical to success in the world of business development, especially in the entertainment industry. Cultivating and nurturing relationships is a key component, but is easier said than done when you are trying to connect the dots and you don’t have the dots in between. How do you achieve your goals when you don’t know who to approach and/or you don’t have the cache or built...

Duration:01:44:17

Everything You Wanted to Know About Kickstarter with Anya Combs, Director of Games AT KICKSTARTER!

9/29/2020
Running a Kickstarter campaign can be scary. How much should you ask for? What happens if you fail? Come listen to the Director of Games at Kickstarter give answers to these questions and more as you ask anything you'd like! 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:00:55:59

Indie Game Publishing in Japan - With Bill Swartz

9/25/2020
Bill is the CEO of Mastiff Games and they've been publishing for nearly two decades. He's giving insight on the market, how it's different from the west, and how it's evolved over time. 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...

Duration:01:12:36

Discord and the Virtual Office with Benjamin Hoyt

9/24/2020
Want to know how Ben used Discord to create a humming virtual office? Thanks to the COVID pandemic, many teams have been forced to develop a virtual office. For the first time in the 20 years that he's been managing software development projects, this is the first time where Ben has tried to manage a team without any centralized office, even for the core team members. As a result, he's faced with new challenges and finding new solutions for them, one of which has been so successful that it...

Duration:00:55:00

How to get the most out of your Discord community with Paul Hesling

9/21/2020
So you created a Discord server, now what? A crash course on how to manage your Discord server from it's creation to a healthy, self-sustaining community with the tools and features provided on the platform. We'll dive into basic server setup and presentation, how to lay the groundwork for a non-toxic environment, strategies to keep your audience engaged, and tips on how to promote your community clubhouse to your audience. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking...

Duration:00:46:21

Growing a Successful Freelance Business - With Jason Schklar

9/18/2020
Today, we are talking with Jason Schklar from UX is Fine! about how he has become a successful freelancer in the gaming industry and things that you need to do to help you succeed. Jason's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jschklar/ Jason's Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackalshorns UX is Fine! Twitter - https://twitter.com/uxisfine https://uxisfine.com/ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: indiegame.business Indie Game...

Duration:01:09:54