I am a independant game Developer,
in other words I am struggling with life while trying to create an application in which users can press buttons to make magical stuff happen. Well at least in my game anyway. To make things worse I’m doing it alone. I’m trying to create an entire game with about 150 levels. This includes art, programming and design. To be perfectly honest I’m not doing it all alone. I’ve had some help from my girlfriend and other friends. They help me relax during these stressful times. Also they are my go-to-humanoids for when I need something tested or if I need feedback.
Is it hard being an independent developer?
The hardest thing for me is to stay focused. I’ve heard so many people talk about this and read so many blog posts about this subject. Heck, if you go to gamasutra you can find many posts which tell you in detail how to stay focused. I’ve struggled a very long time actually and it only changed quite recently. I just wasn’t motivated enough. I’ve a steady job, enough free-time and good friends. So why would I spend the time that I’ve left on something as stressful as creating a video-game? Because I just don’t want to spend the rest of my life working for some big corporation. And I don’t want to become old and tired while not leaving behind an a legacy. And for me this legacy comes in the form of a small application which hopefully will be playable soon on Android and IOS.