Archive for the ‘My Interviews’ Category

The Business of Indie Games conference

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Grey Alien Games’ Jake Birkett has been interviewed for an upcoming online conference called The Business of Indie Games. You can sign up for free and watch the videos as they are broadcast from 24th-27th July, or pay for instant access.

The event features over 30 indie devs, indie publishers, investors and agents. It will cover all kinds of valuable topics, including spotting and making a hit game, pitching for finance, community building and marketing.

Jake will be speaking on “How to make money from small indie games: you don’t need a hit.” His segment will show you how to:
• Understand how to make the most of a back catalogue of games and continue to make games
• Calculate time spent versus income and breakdown by the hour
• Understand the basics behind running a small indie games business

You can find out more here.

Gamedev unchained – interview

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Jake was recently featured in an interview on the Gamedev Unchained podcast, talking about surviving for 11 years as an indie and offering some of his business experience. Have a listen!

Podcast: How to Run an Indie Game Studio Survival Guide

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Game Wisdom podcast once again invited owner of Grey Alien Games Jake Birkett to talk about how he has kept his studio going for more than a decade, with some important tips for new developers.

This extended podcast focused specifically on the challenges of building a sustainable game studio. Many people view the game industry as a series of hitmakers, but surviving for the long-term requires sound business sense and understanding both the art and business of making games.

Game Wisdom spoke with Jake about the work that has gone into Grey Alien Games and the decisions he has made that has afforded him the ability to keep going. Too often, game developers try to bet it all on one game, but this is a very risky prospect.

You can listen to the podcast here.