PoV's last 5 years as a full-timer

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  1. PoV

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  2. Applewood

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    Interesting.

    Was your contact at XBLA Adrian Curry?
     
  3. PoV

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    Nope. It seems many people cycle in and out of these sort of roles though. I've been informed at least 3 times this year of my contacts changing at a various companies, some I've only been dealing with since GDC. You just gotta hope the new guy likes your project as much as the old. ;)
     
  4. GolfHacker

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    Congrats! Hope I make it to the 5 year mark as a full-time indie!
     
  5. ionside

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    Thanks for that write up. Was a good read! :)
     
  6. Grey Alien

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    Congrats! A great milestone. Realized I forgot to celebrate my 5 years. Will do so tonight!
     
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    I still dont get the car thing. Whoever thought up that as a competition prize needs a good kick in the nuts. But great that you won it :)
     
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    I'll be sure to use this sound in my next game since will have achievements :D congrats on the first 5 years!
     
  9. Grey Alien

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    It's too high and 8-bit. I bet Microsoft tested out hundreds of sounds on thousands of people to come up with the most rewarding hypnotic sound possible.
     
  10. Applewood

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    Agreed. We had a similar experience which is why I asked. In our case Mr Curry was a producer on one of our projects in a previous life and it would've gone sweet had he stuck around. Ah well.

    I agree with Phil on the car thing too, jammy bastard! :)
     
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    I think it was a stroke of brilliance - it catches the imagination, which is what they want from a prize. (Certainly it made me think "he won a what?", and led to my AppUp port.)
     
  12. Dan MacDonald

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    It seems like yesterday you went full time, I must be getting old.
     
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    Congrats! :)

    Holy crap, this thread has reminded me that I've been full time for 7 years now. :eek:
     
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    Excellent read - thanks for sharing!
    Here's to the next 5 years :)
     
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    since August 2008 for me :)
     
  16. princec

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    About 2 months for me... got 2 months left to see if it works.

    Cas :)
     
  17. Grey Alien

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    What do you mean Cas? If it doesn't work out in 2 months you are stopping?
     
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    For me its about seven years of *not* being independent yet :p. Although that's ok, because while being high in my priority list, it was never #1 :)
     
  19. princec

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    No, just back to grovelling around for contract work and crappy part time game development with all the ensuing burn-out, relationship strain, travel, etc.

    Cas :)
     
  20. Grey Alien

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    @princec Well I'm glad to hear it ain't over yet.
     

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