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NATION OF INDIES is a one-day symposium on taking back control & joining the nation of sustainable independent development, presented by Austin indie game collective JUEGOS RANCHEROS.
Recently laid off?
Dissatisfied with the direction of your current job?
About to graduate & enter a now sort of scary looking marketplace?
Just curious how indie developers keep things together?
Come get valuable real world data from the people who have succeeded, and then probably failed a little, but then succeeded again.
Featuring local Austin developers who were in your exact same boat:
Semi Secret (CANABALT, HUNDREDS)
Tiger Style (SPIDER: THE SECRET OF BRYCE MANOR, WAKING MARS)
Stoic (THE BANNER SAGA)
White Whale (GOD OF BLADES)
Topics will include:
WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR INCOME, LIKE, RIGHT NOW?
How long is your severance going to last? Should you find investors? Should you try a Kickstarter? Take on contract work? Get a day job? Pitch something to a publisher? Hear from other indies that were in this same spot and how they managed to stay afloat.
HOW AM I GOING TO MANAGE A BUSINESS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE?
Hear from other indies how best to start and maintain your own business from the ground up. Get advice on business bank accounts, expenses, LLC registration, healthcare, and all of the other day in/day out minutiae of running your home studio.
WHICH TOOLS SHOULD I BE INVESTING IN?
Hear from other indies about which tools & platforms are the best, most affordable, and most-portable on the market today.
WHAT ARE MY BEST OPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY?
Should you be targeting mobile off the bat? iPhone or Android? Both? What does it take to get on Steam? Is open-alpha development actually a viable option? Hear from other indies that have tackled every avenue and learn what worked best and what you should avoid.
Ready to embark on this crazy but ultimately rewarding adventure?
WE ARE THE NATION OF INDIES... AND SO CAN YOU
FEBRUARY 10TH, 10AM-5PM, NORTH DOOR
Free and open to all interested
Lunch will be provided
When & Where
The RANCHEROS meet during the first Thursday of every month at The North Door to showcase & play the best in independent games both local & global. See our website for the current schedule of upcoming shows. http://juegosrancheros.com/
Want to get in touch & learn more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!