Quote of the Day

2014-03-20 21:13:21 by TheAdventMaster

"If channels of communication could be bridged by the puns made between them, we would live in a funny world, indeed..."



I wonder if we could set standards on what the next-gen "indie" game developer should be.  Here's an idea based on "levels".  Lower is more indie.

Level 0:  People making and releasing games for FREE, as 1 - 3 man teams, no publishers.

Level 1:  People making and releasing games for FREE, in 1 - 5 man teams, no publishers.

Level 2:  People making and releasing games for FREE, in 1 - 5 man teams, with the hope of later publishing or commercializing the product.

Level 3:  People making and releasing games as shareware, in 1 - 5 man teams, open to publishers.

Level 4:  People making and releasing commercial games, in 1 - 5 man teams, self-published.

Level 5:  People making and releasing commercial games, in 1 - 5 man teams, with publishers.

Level 6:  People making and releasing commercial games, in teams larger than 5 people.

I think this makes it pretty clear to weed out who is and isn't indie, for the purpose of knowing who's in games to make art, to make money, to make a hobby, to make a living, etc.

Note that this doesn't discern between people who put ads or microtransactions in their games.  If you are selling stuff, you're considered commercial.  The bigger the team, the more contact with publishers who may sway you one way or another, the less indie you are.

Just what I thought of while watching this vid:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XfCT3jhEC0



Hello everyone! I'm proud to say that I've finally released my first game onto Newgrounds.com.

I've been using the site since just about forever ago, but up until now I've never been able to give anything back to the community. Well, now I can! And since I already know how I feel about the game, my only goal now is to get as many people to play it as possible. Your thoughts matter more than mine at this point.

About Shelter: An experimental indie art game where the player must discover its purpose.

What are you waiting for? Play my first game, Shelter, here:
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I hope you all enjoy it!

Sincerely,
TheAdventMaster

First Game Released!:  Shelter