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Mike Rose ‘baffled’ by new indie publishers presenting themselves without announcing any games
No More Robots head Mike Rose has shared his thoughts on indie publishers that announce themselves to the public while not having any games under their belt. The question is how can these companies show who they really are then?
Nacon acquires 100% of Ishtar Games and creates new indie label
French publisher Nacon announced that it has acquired 100% of the Ishtar Games studio. This deal will also include the launch of the new Ishtar label, which will “develop the creation and marketing of high-potential “independent” games.”
How publisher PlayWay strives by promoting dozens of Steam games that might never come out
Poland-based publisher PlayWay is known for its bizarre marketing strategy, which is pretty unique for the Steam titles. Although it promotes dozens of games on Facebook, most of them don’t even have a release date. So how does this approach help the company win in the PC market?
Indie developer on exploitative terms of publishing contracts: “It’s the industry that’s failing devs”
Imagine you are an indie developer who has been offered about half a million by a publisher. Sounds good, right? But what if the terms of this contract are so exploitative that it might be dangerous to sign it.
Flying Oak Games’ Thomas Altenburger gives tips on making perfect pitch deck (with pictures!)
Thomas Altenburger, one of the two devs behind the French indie studio Flying Oak Games (best known for NeuroVoider, Dead End, and Hoy), has posted a thread on Twitter discussing strategies for a great pitch.