In 2012 I will....

Discussion in 'Indie Related Chat' started by Applewood, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Richard Nunes

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    I've had progress, not all of it good.

    I trashed the Sudoku project I spent a year on. I got a very lukewarm response from a handful of diehard Sudoku fans. I tried three variations but none was popular. I did introduce them to tredoku, a really neat 3D variation by an Israeli mathematician. I made someone else money on that one.

    I keep picking up my match-three project because I like the idea and mechanic, then drop it when I realize they haven't been popular in years, then pick it up, then drop it. I am currently in a drop it phase.

    In the rest of 2012, I wil...

    1) Complete the word game I started and cancelled in 2011.
     
  2. Roman Budzowski

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    Word games are even less popular than match-3 games... so you might want rethink your priorities ;-)
     
  3. Nutter2000

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    Or just reduce your ROI
    i.e. knock something up quickly to see what the market is like?
     
  4. Richard Nunes

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    HAHAHA. I'm doomed!
     
  5. electronicStar

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    well thanks to things like kickstarter and greenlight,it seems that even niche PC games have become a rat race nowadays...
    Bah...
    Anyway I have been following my plans mostly and been trying to find a cool and easy graphic style instead of using rush jobs/programmer art with mixed style, I have also been exploring the concepts of rationalization applied to gamedev , because I am realizing how being a solo dev is a recipe for failure.
     
  6. Bram

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    post mortem of 2012

    So, are we going to post-mortem analyse 2012 in this thread? Or do we open a post-2012 thread, and then another 2013 predictions thread? I think Applewood should start them again. My 2012 was AMAZING, so I am itching to report back.
     
  7. bantamcitygames

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    I say start the 2013 thread and report your 2012 results and then your 2013 predictions...
     
  8. Indinera

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    Has anybody started the 2013 thread? 2012 Aftermath for me:

    * release 4 games (will be a fail if 2012 is like 2011 though) -> 3, so almost a success
    * increase my income -> did that!! 2012 was my second best year after 2010

    Not too shabby overall then. :)
     

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