iQuit

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  1. m3xican

    m3xican New Member

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    last month I resigned from my day-job in the game industry and starting from today I'm working as full-time indie developer.
    Well, I guess this is not gonna be the news of the month, but I wanted to share it with the main communities I've been following since last year.

    For celebrating the new career, I've also made a simple game called iQuit you can download from my website (link in my signature).
    Obviously it's not a real game, I made it just for fun, so don't take it too seriously and don't blame me for the waste of bandwidth if you download it. ;)

    Joking apart, I'm really excited for my new life and hope everything is gonna work according to the plans... so see you in the Announcements section soon :)
     
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  2. KNau

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    Congrats! Welcome to what will probably be one of the most exciting and terrifying periods of your life :)
     
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    Thanks, I hope it's gonna be more exciting than terrifying, but I'm ready to take the challenge :)
     
  4. Grey Alien

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    Congrats on your life decision. Hope it goes well for you.

    Now maybe iQuit could be a cool on-shot iphone game. You load it up, enter your bosses email, and then there's a big red I QUIT button in the middle that you joyously press in order to send off an I quit email...
     
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    @Grey Alien: thanks! I'm pretty sure iQuit wouldn't be the first single-button app on the Apple store :)

    @Pov: yeah, I knew farbs game and it's much cooler, but I had no time for something real ;)
     
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    Congrats. I am doing the same. I've let my current contract run out, and the final work day is tomorrow.. After that, I will be a full time indie developer. Terrifying, even though I've been looking forward to this day for a over a year now :)
     
  8. Qitsune

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    Actually, I worked on a game where the codename was IQuit... it was a stop smoking game for the DS and iPhone... that's why I clicked on this thread, I was wondering if it was anything related.
     
  9. Evil Dan

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    That takes some chutzpa! Congrats!!
     
  10. m3xican

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    @Qitsune: hope the company was not Edge games... :rolleyes:

    @Evil Dan: thanks! :)
     
  11. CousinGilgamesh

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    I usually associate the word 'quitting' with giving up, but this time it's the total opposite. I guess it just goes to show that the world works in figure and ground. Saying no to one thing means saying yes to something entirely different (and possibly better :)). Best of luck!
     
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    o_O is there anyone in the US who has taken that big step? I'm just wondering how you are able to still able to eat and pay the bills without a source of income if your quit your day job. I mean, it takes time to make a game, and the bills don't stop coming in, and you have to eat...

    I'm generally curious about this, because it's been something I've wanted to do for years now. Is there a secret to this or something?
     
  13. mwtb

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    Not unless savings are a secret.
     
  14. Grey Alien

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    ... and reducing your expenses drastically and leveraging credit.
     
  15. m3xican

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    @CousinGilgamesh: I really appreciated your words, thanks :)

    @Xathia Vastar: no secrets, I've been saving money for years, now I decided to take the leap and I'm risking everything. In the worst case, I'll have to come back to the industry or find any other job, but that's a possibility I'm not considering right now. ;)
     
  16. Rubs

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    Congrats, m3xican! Best of luck! I can't wait to push that button myself :)
     
  17. m3xican

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    @Rubs: thanks, pushing that button was one of the most exciting things in my life. Wish you all the best as well ;)
     

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