The Indie Game Developer Handbook

Richard Hill-Whittall

February 13, 2015 by Focal Press
Reference - 262 Pages
ISBN 9781138828421 - CAT# 149971

USD$54.95

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Features

  • If you want to know how to begin as a video games developer but aren’t sure where to start, The Indie Game Developer Handbookoffers an accessible and complete guide to many aspects of running a game development studio.
  • This book will provide a useful knowledge base and help to support the learning process of running an indie development studio in an honest, approachable and easy to understand way.
  • This book gives indie game developers one complete resource under one cover to understand everything from funding and development through QA, publishing, marketing and more!
  • Included are case studies and interviews from other studios and industry professionals, along with the author’s own personal experiences of running an indie game development studio over the last 18 years.
  • Screen-shots of relevant games and applications are featured, including screen-shots from Q&A participants
  • Links to online resources and references for developers are included

Summary

The indie game developer’s complete guide to running a studio.

The climate for the games industry has never been hotter, and this is only set to continue as the marketplace for tablets, consoles and phones grow. Seemingly every day there is a story of how a successful app or game has earned thousands of downloads and revenue. As the market size increases, so does the number of people developing and looking to develop their own app or game to publish. The Indie Game Developer Handbook covers every aspect of running a game development studio—from the initial creation of the game through to completion, release and beyond.

    • Accessible and complete guide to many aspects of running a game development studio from funding and development through QA, publishing, marketing, and more.
    • Provides a useful knowledge base and help to support the learning process of running an indie development studio in an honest, approachable and easy to understand way.
    • Case studies, interviews from other studies and industry professionals grant an first-hand look into the world of indie game development

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