Why You Shall Not Quit Your Day Job To Make A Game App

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October 12, 2011
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Why You Shall Not Quit Your Day Job To Make A Game App

Because you...

1. Got Nobody To Pay You Wage
2. Own A Million Dollar Baby
3. Want To Do It All By Yourself
4. Not A ‘Mad Hatter’
5. Wanna Make A Fortune At Your 1st Game
6. Need Alarm Clocks To Wake You Up
7. Hate Getting Along With Yourself
8. Have No Family Support
9. Follow What They Said
10. Born To Be A Shy Guy

Think before you leap!

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Jheng Wei Ciao

October 12, 2011
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  1. Why You Shall Not Quit Your Day Job To Make

    A Game App Lucifer Jheng for a! aspiring indie game developers
  2. You Heard All The Success Stories On App Store(s)

  3. So You Want To Quit Your Day Job?

  4. To Be A Full Time Indie Game App Developer?

  5. Think Before You Leap!

  6. Because You...

  7. 1. Got Nobody To Pay You Wage

  8. Income != Expense Time to live off the past savings

    Say goodbye to luxury habits Live a frugal life
  9. 2. Own A Million Dollar Baby

  10. Hey Dude! “I have an idea, maybe we could partner?”

    Translation: “You do all the work and give me half the money” @graiz
  11. Value = Idea * Execution Don’t ask people to sign

    an NDA first A great idea is worth a million dollars ...Only if it can be well executed @sivers
  12. 3. Want To Do It All By Yourself

  13. Band Of Brothers (Sisters) Great partners do what you can’t

    Spend extra time with them Know their itches & quirks Friends != Partners
  14. 4. Not A ‘Mad Hatter’

  15. Multidisciplinary “Small games need generalists” -- Adam Saltsman Not just

    making a good game and then profit Get your noble hands dirty Know your audience: you won’t be able to please everyone
  16. 5. Wanna Make A Fortune At Your 1st Game

  17. Lessons To Learn You won’t hit the nail on the

    head in your 1st, 2nd & 3rd game Don’t make your dream game yet Budget for at least 3 games Don’t forget to count in the living costs
  18. 6. Need Alarm Clocks To Wake You Up

  19. Self-Discipline No reveille to wake you up every morning You

    are your own boss! ...And that’s the real problem Enjoy your free time but not too much
  20. 7. Hate Getting Along With Yourself

  21. You Are Alone No peers to talk to, gossip &

    flirt with You’ll have many toys causing distraction & procrastination Motivation: easy to lose, hard to recover
  22. 8. Have No Family Support

  23. Relationship Matters Try to convince your beloved ones Unconditional love

    will get you through the hard time Put out the fire before it burns you down Career can be rebooted, life can’t
  24. 9. Follow What They Said

  25. A Hundred Shining Faces A million sad songs underneath Stories

    they won’t tell & you won’t hear Go nowhere by just reading & listening stuff Don’t chase the fad
  26. 10. Born To Be A Shy Guy

  27. Outside The Box Speak up your mind Join and/or build

    a community Don’t be afraid to flop -- It won’t be the first & the last No Secret Era: Honesty goes a long way
  28. Final Notes Make at least one game app when you

    have a day job If you can’t make it now, you won’t make it tomorrow If everything needs to be 100% ready before taking action You can do nothing at all
  29. My Q & Your A How long can you live

    without income? When the going gets tough, will you give up? If you were going to fail, would you still go for it?
  30. Welcome to the Pirate Life! Twitter: @MonkeyPotion Google+: gplus.to/halflucifer