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Indie Game Movement - The podcast about the business and marketing of indie games.

Andrew Pappas, Indie Game Marketer and Consultant

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Indie Game Movement - The podcast about the business and marketing of indie games.
Indie Game Movement - The podcast about the business and marketing of indie games.

Indie Game Movement - The podcast about the business and marketing of indie games.

Andrew Pappas, Indie Game Marketer and Consultant

1
Followers
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About Us

Indie Game Movement talks with developers, industry veterans, marketing professionals and publishers about the business and marketing of indie games.

Latest Episodes

114 - When Should Indie Devs Create a Company

It’s a big question we all face at one point or another. When does an indie dev get to the point where they should seriously consider taking it to the next step and form their own company. In this episode, Mustapha and I share our own personal experiences with forming our own companies, what the procedure was like for us and what we learned from it so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff when deciding if forming a company is right for you!

56 MINAUG 27
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114 - When Should Indie Devs Create a Company

Ep 113 - What Indie Devs Should Make Out of Big Events

There are a lot of big events game industry events out there that indie devs are involved in, whether it’s PAX, E3, MAGFest, GDC or any other event. Regardless, with all of the events out there we understand that there are a lot of things people can be doing to make the most out of those events. In this episode, Mustapha and Andrew discuss how to make the most out of big events and offer some quick tips regardless if you’re an attendee, exhibitor or just following the event.

46 MINJUN 27
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Ep 113 - What Indie Devs Should Make Out of Big Events

Ep 112 - When Indie Devs Should Lawyer Up

EOut of the gate, indie devs are faced with a bunch of challenges from coming up with the concept of their game to...well frankly everything else. While it's hard to be on top of everything, it's essential to make sure you have all your legal matters addressed. Thankfully, Zachary Rich of Press Start Legal is here to talk with us about when is the right time to consider legal assistance so you can take action now and not get caught off guard later when you least expect it.

56 MINMAY 23
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Ep 112 - When Indie Devs Should Lawyer Up

How Indie Devs can Build a Thriving Community

If there’s one thing that indie devs should know they need, it’s having a thriving community. But building a community and supportive fan base is no simple task and not knowing what steps to take can easily make the challenge of building one overwhelming. Thankfully, Rami Ismail of Vlambeer is willing to offer his experience with creating communities and how they not only play a role to Vlambeer’s success but how his process and mission has had a positive impact on the gaming community as a whole.

78 MINAPR 27
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How Indie Devs can Build a Thriving Community

Ep 111 - The PAX East Indie Dev Round Up

In this episode, Mustapha and I decide to change things up a bit by rounding up several indie devs that were exhibiting their games at PAX East. Our mission was to find out what marketing challenges they faced and what they were doing to overcome them.

77 MINAPR 25
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Ep 111 - The PAX East Indie Dev Round Up

Ep 109 - How Indie Devs can make their Kickstarter Stand Out

EWith so many games and other businesses resorting to crowdfunding as a means to finish their project, it’s always difficult for games to stand out among so many distractions. While it’s always a challenge to figure out ways to have your Kickstarter Campaign stand out, Neal Laurenza of Skymap Games shares how their campaign was able to deliver a greasy punch through the clutter and reach their funding goal.

40 MINFEB 12
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Ep 109 - How Indie Devs can make their Kickstarter Stand Out

Ep 108 - Should Indie Devs Discount Their Game?

This episode we're going to do things a little differently and change things up a bit. In light of the holiday season, we thought it would be great to get the team back together share what they have been doing but more importantly discuss whether or not indie devs should discount their game. Andrew, Dicky, Justin and Mustapha are your hosts, and while they all bring up some interesting points...we really only just scratch the surface. We hope you enjoy!

36 MIN2018 DEC 10
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Ep 108 - Should Indie Devs Discount Their Game?

How to Use Game Design and Appeal with Marketing

Whenever indie devs are making a game, style and design usually plays a huge role from inception to launch. With so much focus on appeal, often times indie devs forget how they can leverage this key element with their marketing efforts. Keeping this concept in mind, Tanya X Short of Kitfox Games shares how essential a game’s style is to marketing and what to consider when dealing with very diverse style types.

42 MIN2018 NOV 12
Comments
How to Use Game Design and Appeal with Marketing

Ep 106 - How to Grow and Learn Fast as an Indie Dev

EIf there is at least one thing that any indie dev wants, it's probably to grow fast. However, growing fast still comes with many risks and challenges. Knowing what to do (and not to do) can save time, money and frustration, but sometimes you just got to plow through the obstacles ahead to learn what you need to get the game completed.

57 MIN2018 JUL 20
Comments
Ep 106 - How to Grow and Learn Fast as an Indie Dev

Ep. 105 - How to Stand Out as an Indie Dev

No matter what indie devs do to try and stand out, it’s always going to be a struggle. Whether you need funding, are trying to break through the advertising clutter or simply just want a sustainable living, it’s always going to be an uphill battle. Thankfully, Meredith Hall of Ultimerse can relate to a lot of this and shares what strategies and tricks she has learned to make great strides and stand out as a slightly bigger, colorful fish….in a big pond.

67 MIN2018 JUN 21
Comments
Ep. 105 - How to Stand Out as an Indie Dev

Latest Episodes

114 - When Should Indie Devs Create a Company

It’s a big question we all face at one point or another. When does an indie dev get to the point where they should seriously consider taking it to the next step and form their own company. In this episode, Mustapha and I share our own personal experiences with forming our own companies, what the procedure was like for us and what we learned from it so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff when deciding if forming a company is right for you!

56 MINAUG 27
Comments
114 - When Should Indie Devs Create a Company

Ep 113 - What Indie Devs Should Make Out of Big Events

There are a lot of big events game industry events out there that indie devs are involved in, whether it’s PAX, E3, MAGFest, GDC or any other event. Regardless, with all of the events out there we understand that there are a lot of things people can be doing to make the most out of those events. In this episode, Mustapha and Andrew discuss how to make the most out of big events and offer some quick tips regardless if you’re an attendee, exhibitor or just following the event.

46 MINJUN 27
Comments
Ep 113 - What Indie Devs Should Make Out of Big Events

Ep 112 - When Indie Devs Should Lawyer Up

EOut of the gate, indie devs are faced with a bunch of challenges from coming up with the concept of their game to...well frankly everything else. While it's hard to be on top of everything, it's essential to make sure you have all your legal matters addressed. Thankfully, Zachary Rich of Press Start Legal is here to talk with us about when is the right time to consider legal assistance so you can take action now and not get caught off guard later when you least expect it.

56 MINMAY 23
Comments
Ep 112 - When Indie Devs Should Lawyer Up

How Indie Devs can Build a Thriving Community

If there’s one thing that indie devs should know they need, it’s having a thriving community. But building a community and supportive fan base is no simple task and not knowing what steps to take can easily make the challenge of building one overwhelming. Thankfully, Rami Ismail of Vlambeer is willing to offer his experience with creating communities and how they not only play a role to Vlambeer’s success but how his process and mission has had a positive impact on the gaming community as a whole.

78 MINAPR 27
Comments
How Indie Devs can Build a Thriving Community

Ep 111 - The PAX East Indie Dev Round Up

In this episode, Mustapha and I decide to change things up a bit by rounding up several indie devs that were exhibiting their games at PAX East. Our mission was to find out what marketing challenges they faced and what they were doing to overcome them.

77 MINAPR 25
Comments
Ep 111 - The PAX East Indie Dev Round Up

Ep 109 - How Indie Devs can make their Kickstarter Stand Out

EWith so many games and other businesses resorting to crowdfunding as a means to finish their project, it’s always difficult for games to stand out among so many distractions. While it’s always a challenge to figure out ways to have your Kickstarter Campaign stand out, Neal Laurenza of Skymap Games shares how their campaign was able to deliver a greasy punch through the clutter and reach their funding goal.

40 MINFEB 12
Comments
Ep 109 - How Indie Devs can make their Kickstarter Stand Out

Ep 108 - Should Indie Devs Discount Their Game?

This episode we're going to do things a little differently and change things up a bit. In light of the holiday season, we thought it would be great to get the team back together share what they have been doing but more importantly discuss whether or not indie devs should discount their game. Andrew, Dicky, Justin and Mustapha are your hosts, and while they all bring up some interesting points...we really only just scratch the surface. We hope you enjoy!

36 MIN2018 DEC 10
Comments
Ep 108 - Should Indie Devs Discount Their Game?

How to Use Game Design and Appeal with Marketing

Whenever indie devs are making a game, style and design usually plays a huge role from inception to launch. With so much focus on appeal, often times indie devs forget how they can leverage this key element with their marketing efforts. Keeping this concept in mind, Tanya X Short of Kitfox Games shares how essential a game’s style is to marketing and what to consider when dealing with very diverse style types.

42 MIN2018 NOV 12
Comments
How to Use Game Design and Appeal with Marketing

Ep 106 - How to Grow and Learn Fast as an Indie Dev

EIf there is at least one thing that any indie dev wants, it's probably to grow fast. However, growing fast still comes with many risks and challenges. Knowing what to do (and not to do) can save time, money and frustration, but sometimes you just got to plow through the obstacles ahead to learn what you need to get the game completed.

57 MIN2018 JUL 20
Comments
Ep 106 - How to Grow and Learn Fast as an Indie Dev

Ep. 105 - How to Stand Out as an Indie Dev

No matter what indie devs do to try and stand out, it’s always going to be a struggle. Whether you need funding, are trying to break through the advertising clutter or simply just want a sustainable living, it’s always going to be an uphill battle. Thankfully, Meredith Hall of Ultimerse can relate to a lot of this and shares what strategies and tricks she has learned to make great strides and stand out as a slightly bigger, colorful fish….in a big pond.

67 MIN2018 JUN 21
Comments
Ep. 105 - How to Stand Out as an Indie Dev