Indie game developers are a passionate bunch. They love making games and they love sharing their creations with the world. But what does an indie game developer’s day look like? What kind of challenges do they face and what kinds of rewards do they get? In this article, we will explore the daily life of an indie game developer and see what it is really like to work in this exciting field.
Indie game developers typically work on their projects during the day and then release them to the public in the evening. This can be a very rewarding process, as they get to see their games being enjoyed by people all over the world. However, it can also be quite challenging, as they need to constantly update their games and make sure that they are meeting the expectations of their fans.
Some indie game developers start their own small studios, working out of their homes or in shared office spaces. This allows them to keep control of their work and maintain creative freedom. However, it also comes with a lot of financial risks. Indie game developers often have to wear many hats, doing everything from programming and art design to marketing and customer support.
Indie Game Developers: Working hard to keep the freedom
This can be a lot of work, but it also means that indie developers have a lot of creative control over their games. Many often spend their days meeting with other developers, testing their games, and working on new prototypes. They also spend time networking and trying to find new opportunities.
In the video below you can watch a clip by ThinMatrix, the developer of “Equilinox“, now working on “Home Grown”, about what his day looks like as an indie game developer, what it entails, and what the highlights look like. This is certainly interesting for gamers as well as coders who aspire to might become indie game developers.
YouTube: One Day of Indie Game Development (ThinMatrix)
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