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Indie Game Development

JAN 12, 2023

What you should know about Indie Game

Indie game development refers to the creation of video games by individuals or small teams without the financial support of a major game publisher. Indie game developers typically have more creative freedom than those working on big-budget games, but they also have fewer resources at their disposal. Despite these challenges, indie games have become increasingly popular in recent years and have even managed to compete with big-budget titles in terms of quality and innovation.

How to make a successful indie game

There are a few key elements to keep in mind:
  • A Unique and Engaging Game Concept. Your game concept should be something that stands out from the crowd. This could be achieved through an innovative gameplay mechanic, a unique art style, or an intriguing story. It's important to prototype your game early and gather feedback from playtesters to iterate and improve it.
  • Polished Game: Game polish refers to the small details and extra features that make your game shine. This could include a tutorial, polished level design, well-balanced difficulty, and a high-quality soundtrack. Investing time in polishing your game can make a huge difference in how it's received by players.
  • Post-Release support: Game development doesn't stop after launch, having a plan for post-release updates, bug fixes, and community support can help keep your player base engaged and your game alive. This could include adding new levels, characters, or gameplay features, or responding to player feedback.
By the way, to outsource some tasks is a great idea! If you feel that your skills are not enough to create the art or sound you want, then feel free to contact the professionals! Or maybe you need help writing code or all the roles together? In that case contact Publex team, we are ready to help you at any stage. If you're interested in learning more about our services, check out this page

How to form an Indie Game Development team

As an indie game developer, you may not have the luxury of a large team, so it's crucial to find people who are skilled, motivated, and easy to work with. We've already mentioned outsourcing, so now let's figure out who the team should include:
  • game designer,
  • artist,
  • programmer
  • sound engineer
  • tester
Of course you can perform all these roles alone, but to create a quality product, we recommend dividing responsibilities.
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Indie Game Development costs

Budgets can vary depending on the scope and complexity of the game, but it can be significantly lower than the costs of big-budget game development. Also, the cost can vary based on the client's budget. Some indie game developers are able to create games using only open-source tools and software, which can greatly reduce the costs.

Game must go on!

Indie game development is a challenging but insanely fascinating process and with the right combination of these elements, an indie game developer can create a game that can compete with the best of the best. Publex is ready to be your reliable partner and guide your game from the concept to its release!
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