New Studio - First project to stabilize budget?

Discussion in 'Indie Business' started by Velatieren, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Velatieren

    Velatieren New Member

    Mar 4, 2017
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    We are a 2-people studio and we have just published our first mobile game, AZURITE ( ). We feel great about it (first release! ;) ) but right now we are standing on a crossroad. We have some starting budget to keep us floating for about 3 or 4 months and we need to stabilize our budget for the future - we have some basic income from our Unity Asset Store operations (feel free to check out:!/search/page=1/sortby=relevance/query=publisher:14546 ;) ) but it's about 50% of what we need to stay floating (we operate in a low-cost-of-living country, so we don't need tens of thousands of dolars - just some basic numbers).

    We have only a few months, so we need to use our time well. We are considering two strategies for getting basic income for the studio:

    A) Making a few smaller mobile games with monetization (mostly rewarded ads).
    B) Making a vertical slice of an indie PC game and look for publisher.

    What do experienced Indie Devs advice we should do to establish our survival? Which way is safer for a start with such limited time? :)
  2. kevintrepanier

    Original Member Indie Author

    Feb 14, 2006
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    Your time is very short. I would advise looking for contract work instead to complete your income.

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