Category Archives: Game Business

Transitioning from Hobbyist to Full-time Indie

We all are familiar with some of the negative gamer stereotypes that have been circulating around the US for years – that gamers are all fat, smelly and socially awkward virgins is just plain wrong. One of the ways that we can escape these stereotypes is by reinforcing the positive ones, one of which is that gamers are creative. I’ve known many people that have … Continue reading

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Discover TechWeek Chicago IGDA Game Lounge

Heather Decker and Jared Steffes

Despite the fact that over fifty video game companies are located in and around Chicago, Illinois, few people are aware of its growing games industry. To raise awareness about Chicago development and connect developers with the tech industry at large, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) hosted the IGDA Game Lounge at Chicago TechWeek. I am Ross Przybylski, founder of D20Studios, LLC and creator of … Continue reading

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How to Start Your Own Game Company

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D20Studios founder Ross Przybylski does a classroom lecture for North Central College explaining how to start your own game company. In this lecture, Ross explains how to make the transition from game design hobbyist to business professional, how to fund a gaming project, the costs of operating a game studio, and how running your own business affects your personal relationships.

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