How to Run an Indie Game Studio Survival Guide

This week on the cast, returning guest and owner of Grey Alien Games Jake Birkett joined us to talk about how he has kept his studio going for more than a decade and some important tips for new developers.

How to run an indie game studio

For this lengthy cast, we 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.

We 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.

This was a sobering cast and one that anyone who wants to make games for a living needs to listen to.