In 2007 I will....

Discussion in 'Indie Related Chat' started by SteveZ, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. SteveZ

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    In response to simonh, I think it's a great idea to start a thread about your goals and share them with other folks on this board. Not only is it motivating for me, but also a good reinforcement when I have something public:

    As measurable as possible, my goals for 2007:
    1. Launch a casual title in first week of January (Completed)
    2. Go fulltime and earn over 100k this year ( Fulltime Completed, income reinvested into games )
    3. Get second game funded and finished within 6-7 months (Completed)
    4. Launch at least 4 titles this year. Each game must be present on major portals (Two games done so far)
    5. Continue to better my relationship with publisher, developers, and freelancers (2007 better than 2006)

    ...more to come
     
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  2. jankoM

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    I will make a mpmmmog :) (go send me to gamedev.net)

    in time-order as on my todo list

    - finish something called tinyIMS
    - finish that Alien Zze game
    - make flash version of some game from someone here.. ;)
    - make fist few parts of Kubi with the new interesting approach
    - finish Bushes with user auth system and profiles and put it on TimeEaters.com
    - continue working on some mpmogy thing...
    ..... grey area....

    allways active tasks
    - improve BKG add stuff
    - bulid up TimeEaters..
     
  3. ZeHa

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    I hope that we finish our two current titles. One of them might touch the light of the day in February (at least I hope so), the other will surely take longer. But I'll try to be more efficient this year so I'll really reach my goals.
     
  4. wazoo

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    Todo:

    1. Keep "outreaching" in the games community as much as time will allow
    2. Avoid constant forum surfing
    3. Be "productive" without shuffling paper from one pile to another. ;)
    4. Get Ubuntu setup on other dev box
    5. Create and release a small game using Java to "test the crossplatform waters"..
    6. Tweak the website
     
  5. bantamcitygames

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    1. I will desperately strive to prevent my business from crumbling even though I only have <5 hours a week to dedicate to it.
    2. I will try to find more than 5 hours a week to dedicate to my business
    3. GET MORE TRAFFIC!!!
    4. At least START a new game
     
  6. electronicStar

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    1.Participate in many threads on indiegamers and other forums
    2.Youtube, haha they have some funny videos there.
    3.Hack at the code of my current project some more
    4...
    5. PROFIT!
     
  7. Anthony Flack

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    Pay off the mortgage (nearly there).
    Finish that damn game already. This time!
     
  8. DrWilloughby

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    • Move into an office
    • Hire 1-2 more full-time employees
    • Find distribution or media placement with non-traditional media outlets
    • Not F up all the awesome things coming down the pipe
    • We have sales goals too, but I won't share those here ;) The numbers on my keyboard don't go high enough!
     
  9. Exylex

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    This would be fun. Hopefully i will be active here next new year.
    1. Release a completed game made in c++.
    2. Create a online game or bigger rpg.
    3. Sell a game over the internet... that i made ofc.
     
  10. Twitchfactor

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    1. Finish the 2 projects started last year and release them.
    2. Complete at least 2 more projects this year and release them.
    3. Get off my arse and update my personal website.
    4. Start a portal affiliate site.
    5. Stop spending time in internet forums... ;)
     
  11. Escapee

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    By the end of 2007 ,

    I wish to

    1) Improve game sales by 300%
    2) Improve the traffic of funpcgame/playrelax by 300%
    3) Improve the traffic of nobleflash by 500%
    4) Meeting my personal charity goal


    "Optional" goal :D

    1 ) Lose 10 KG
    2 ) Develop a unique game ( not match 3 game ) :p

    Happy 2007 !
     
  12. ZuluBoy

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    1. Release PlayDetective for Windows.
    2. Port it to many platforms; at least Mac, PockectPC, PalmOS, Symbian and maybe Linux and Brew.
     
  13. Surrealix

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    Neat Idea these threads, and a laugh seeing how few people actually manage to achieve their goals.

    So, in a year's time I'll have
    -Released my multiplayer game, Nex, and have people playing it.
    -Released Starshard, a game I've been working on with another indie.
    -Made a profit
    -Not succumbed to the temptation of making a match-3 clone :D

    The first two should be achievable, but unfortunately the third point has so far been elusive.
     
  14. C.S.Brewer

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    I'm disappointed I didn't post last year so I could look back and be disappointed about all I didn't accomplish!

    this year I will:
    - not be disappointed....damn!
    - post here in this thread (check)
    - relax more (enjoy the ride as much as possible wherever it goes)
    - not read other peoples thoughts so much and work on my own (less automaton forum surfing and tripping into the internet infinity traps... more making things)
    - Have UnEarthed Gods finished and in the polishing stage by end of the year
    - Draw regularly and improve my art skills throughout the year
     
  15. princec

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    1. Quit job.
    2. Move to Korea.
    3. Release another 3 minigames. Before Flack finishes Cletus.
    4. Make $4k/month revenues.

    Cas :)
     
  16. zoombapup

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    Hmm.. hate these things... but here goes:

    • Gotten all my worky-work done well
    • Finished and released Air Ace to critical acclaim (acclaim optional)
    • Completed "gamathon" (where we sneak away for a few months and come back with a mostly completed game)
    • Produce and sell Game 1
    • Find and hire staff to finish production of Game 2
    • Added at least 12 articles to britishindie.com
    • Added at least 12 interviews to britishindie.com
    • Found at least 2 co-authors for content on britishindie.com
    • Held the first british indie conference/gathering
    • Struck up relations with at least 2 publisher partners (1 casual, 1 non casual)
    • Featured in at least 2 magazine/website articles
     
  17. Moose2000

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    1. Quit job. (check)
    2. Move to New Zealand.
    3. Release a game.
    4. ...
    5. Profit!
     
  18. Jeremy Chatelaine

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    1. Release my game (BFI)
    2. Move to Switerland

    I just can't wait :)
     
  19. MiceHead

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    1. Use techniques learned from the demoscene to compete visually with 2007's upcoming shooters with a comparatively miniscule development team.
    2. Learn how to talk to bees, and use this ability to steal their honey.
    3. Place as a finalist for IGF's 10th annual Excellence in Audio award (?) with "Galaxy Rage."
    4. Bring an artist into the company. Preferably someone who can draw.
    5. Think like a proper independent game developer.
    6. Pioneer the Open-Ended First-Person Rock Opera sub-genre.
    7. Don't think like a proper independent game developer.
    8. Place in Game Tunnel's 2007 GoTY: Top 5 Graphics (?) category with Galaxy Rage.
    9. Bring you quality video games for over 75 years.
    10. Be audacious.
    That's about it.
     
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    1. Too late amigo.
     

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