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Independant Game Developers - give me a yell

Posted by souri on Tue, 03/02/04 - 1:56 AM

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!

Submitted by supagu on Tue, 03/02/04 - 2:10 AM Permalink

independent developer - hrmm yeah sorta.... me and my bro working on an engine, he does the art, i do the code, and i wanna make an 3rd person RPG.
what sorta details ya want?

Submitted by souri on Tue, 03/02/04 - 2:19 AM Permalink

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.

Submitted by Daemin on Tue, 03/02/04 - 5:49 AM Permalink

I'm starting something with Blitz again, this time for real hopefully...

We're building a protoype now of a game we hope to make sooner or later.

Submitted by Blitz on Tue, 03/02/04 - 10:35 AM Permalink

Holler if you hear me!
It's a good idea souri, particularly if they can be updated easily with journal entries, and perhaps give each game/developer it's own section on the forum kinda thing...
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by SoulcalibuR on Thu, 05/02/04 - 5:45 AM Permalink

I got an email from uni talking about a proposed sumea indie developers conference in melbourne like in May...i havent found anything yet so far about it but yeah if that happens i'd love to be there...are there any details about it yet?

Submitted by Alti on Fri, 06/02/04 - 5:02 AM Permalink

hey my name is Alex Drummond

i'm very much looking for a company to work for.

anyway here's my site

Submitted by Jai on Fri, 13/02/04 - 2:38 AM Permalink

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 :)


Jai Shaw

Submitted by Jai on Sat, 14/02/04 - 5:29 AM Permalink

Hi Souri,

Actually I just realised I kind of need a forum for my game Dreamstars. It would be pretty cool to have a whole section of the forums here for Australian shareware game *grins*...

Just a thought...


Submitted by ka0 on Sat, 14/02/04 - 9:29 AM Permalink

Hey Souri,
Me and a couple of my friends created our company a couple years back now, we are still starting out, but take game dev pretty seriously.

check our our website for more info: [url][/url]

Submitted by souri on Sat, 14/02/04 - 10:38 AM Permalink

I should have the new section up soon. My server admin guy has been pretty unresponsive (haven't heard from him since I emailed Monday) so I haven't been able to comeplete the changes..

Submitted by BinhNguyen on Mon, 16/02/04 - 10:09 PM Permalink


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

Babble Cafe,
4B Izett St Prahran, Melbourne,
on Tuesday, February 17 @ 8:00PM

Submitted by souri on Sat, 21/02/04 - 4:16 AM Permalink

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..

Submitted by Jai on Sat, 21/02/04 - 10:09 AM Permalink

Wow Sumea, that looks excellent! Good work.

Submitted by souri on Mon, 23/02/04 - 9:58 AM Permalink

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!

Submitted by LiveWire on Mon, 05/04/04 - 6:06 AM Permalink

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.

Submitted by MoonUnit on Mon, 05/04/04 - 9:15 AM Permalink

just a note: "'profesional' indi developers"

think about that for a second :)

Submitted by Blitz on Mon, 05/04/04 - 11:32 PM Permalink

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. :)
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by LiveWire on Tue, 06/04/04 - 2:33 AM Permalink

what i ment was indie developers lokig to start a game a get it finished, publised, etc.

what we want to do is a demo game to exibit our skills

Submitted by Blitz on Tue, 06/04/04 - 10:10 AM Permalink

This thread welcomes any indie developers.
This means YOU!
So, yes, just to clear it up, you count :)
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by bloody footy on Sun, 11/04/04 - 11:38 AM Permalink

I've just got my game 'bloody football' to a beta stage I am happy with :)