Their hours are the worst, their pay is less than their counterparts, their job satisfaction is crap.
Indie developer is even worst, you have to eat, breath, and live the stuff.
If you wanna do software development become a software developer. You may not make things that look cool when finished but you'll have at least as much fun, if not more, making it as you would game development. --- "planetside 2 would only have 30 people running around on a small map fighting." - GunWolfAlpha
urtvPosted 9/3/2013 8:48:20 AM
very easy.it takes only a few days to make tic tac toe
akuma634Posted 9/3/2013 10:10:49 AM
There is a lot to factor in. Even if you have a team of people that know what they're doing and the project is something more modest like a 8 to 16 bit era throwback game, there are still many risks. Everybody is going to have to work a day job to get by so whatever downtime they have goes into making the game. Financial backing is tough aspect too, if you're going out of pocket to fund the game over several years while you live on ramen noodles, there's always a great deal of risk in something ruining the whole project. Kickstarter is great but it isn't a magic. Look at Super Retro Squad by the makers of the Super Mario Crossover, they're talking at their current rate of finishing the game around 2015 unless they can raise enough money that most of their staff can quit their day jobs and focus solely on the game (plus they're already living in one house to make it easier to work on the game.) --- http://www.last.fm/user/akuma634