Ok, I'm really gonna have to get started on an independant game developers list on Sumea. I hardly know of any indie groups out there, and that's simply not good! There's a small handful of you with Sumea profiles, some of you have posted in the forums, and probably a lot more out there just tinkering away on the next big thing. I'm going to find as many of you as I can and put a big list up, but if you want to make my job easier, reply to this thread with your website address or if you dont have one, tell me about your project here!
I have a few ideas on how Sumea can support Indie Developers - mainly through a developer profile on the site (similar to the ones already offered to established developers). However, I'll be adding some functionality so that you can log in yourself, update your profile details whenever you please, add your game details, add your developer news which will appear on the main page etc.
Giving me a yell here will be good so I know who to contact when I have it all set up and running.
I just launched my indy business website:
At present I am selling two products:
Dreamstars - A mix of an asteroids style arcade shooter and a random infinite upgrade system (similar to diablo's item generation). The result is a game with all the action and excitment of the classic arcade games but with almost infinite variability and replay.
Kidsafe - Is an educational Game/Tool aimed at teaching toddlers basic computer controls as well as letters and numbers will locking up your machine in a child proof environment (no easy feat in windows XP)
Souri these features sound sweet and I will enjoy hooking up with some of the other local indies :)
I'm part of the group organising the Independent Games Conference and I'd like to invite people in Melbourne to come to International Game Developers Meetup Day.
This is seperate from the conference but will be a great place to discuss game development and I'd welcome any comments for the upcoming conference.
The meeting is monthly and the first is on
4B Izett St Prahran, Melbourne,
on Tuesday, February 17 @ 8:00PM
Ok, Sumea supports Independant Game Developers! If you jump on over to the developers pages, you'll see on the left hand side a space for a IGD listing. IGD profiles are exactly the same as the Developer profiles, so you have a link to your website, logo, blurb, game list with release dates and info, and all your company news will automatically appear at the bottom. I'll be making some application form for an account, amd I will point everyone in this thread to ir when it's done..
Ok, it's up and ready!! There were a few problems with things working on my personal web server but not online, and I've fixed and tested it all. Let me know if you run into any problems though. Register here!
i'm a student and me and a few others are planing on developing a demo game. we all have (at least we believe) a enough experience and talent to ensure that the demo wont be a clumsy inexperienced student game (we've already done something along those lines, but it was better than you would expect) and our next one should be pretty good, knowing what we do now.
basically: does my situation count? or are you looking for 'profesional' indi developers? our game is designed as self advertising.
Indie developers are developers who self-fund their projects (hence they are independent because they are not dependent on an outside source of funding).
Professional indie developers are generally those that have a thick enough wad to be able to register their company and pay wages etc. :)