3 hurdles to an indie game developer | roundbeargames | hitmanchoi

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Quite a raw format on what makes it difficult for me to finish an indiegamedev project 😃

  1. Limited resources
  2. Marketing
  3. Motivation

Rest of details in the video.
국산겜은 헐벗은 애들 뛰어다니는 그림 + 도박성 가챠머신밖에 없어서 때려침. 꼰대문화는 뽀나스.


What might be even more difficult is cutting out sugar and losing weight.
I've been trying (but sometimes cheatdays are just too hard to resist and too frequent).

Homemade fries
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Just meat
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Have a great monday everybody.


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Buenos días amigo @roundbeargames deseo que se encuentre bien amigo , Dios quiera y logré vencer esos obstáculos que se le anexa presentado en su proyecto el que persevera vence amigo. Esta perdiendo la dieta amigo 😁 ya que está comiendo mucho y nada de cervezas 😂. Que tenga un agradable día .

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thanks friend! :) let's hope perseverance pays off in the future.
i just had some beer today so i'm failing miserably with my diet. i'll start again tomorrow.
enjoy your friday!

In situations like this the best advice is not to let those limited resources stop you from creating something closest to your vision then perhaps once you have the half baked product some cash will come in giving you the opportunity to maybe hire an artist for a few visuals, also spending time to really visualise what the game is about and how it will play is important before going in deep @roundbeargames.

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thanks man i hope that happens :)
or i could just finish the project myself which is fine too.
funny cuz i actually spend a lot of time just sitting around and thinking about the project and what i'm gonna do. it really does help. have an awesome monday!

You already know the trade. Live is imperfect regardless. More importantly, you enjoyed what you're doing. Lemme know if there's anything I can help in terms of marketing. I will spam across the block chain and promote you and your game.

As for the sugar stuff, it's the most difficult part. Why not do it this way, fix a schedule to your diet program. Like every weekend is cheat day. Our body got 72 hours to flush, as long your Monday to Wednesday is strict diet, that should do the trick to really cheat it through. By looking at the way of your diet, you incorporate simple food as your main dietary, that said you already know what you're doing. So I will just cut the crap and suggest for way of practicing instead. Rule of 3. 3 strict days of diet is always needed whenever you have one cheat day.

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yes you can't have everything you want. and i've made my choice :)

i realized that weekends are extremely hard to pass without sugar but i've been trying. i think every other weekend might be good. it all sounds good in theory until i some ad or some great looking dish on tv and i just lose control 😱

Have a wonderful Monday! @roundbeargames

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you too @benedict08 :)
i'm starting to love mondays!

My God! how could you lose weight? The food in front of you have a lot of temptation. Anyway, you can make it, your goal and desires Sir @roundbeargrmes

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well once you cut out refined carbs and sugar you lose weight like crazy. things like rice, sauce, and nearly everything sold in super markets..
but the hard part is keeping it up because that sweetness is just too tempting :)

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Agree, Sir. but at least we have the determination to cut some of those temptation.

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국산겜은 헐벗은 애들 뛰어다니는 그림 + 도박성 가챠머신밖에 없어서 때려침. 꼰대문화는 뽀나스

온러인 게임들의 공통된 문제들이 아닌가 생각되네요. 한때 쿠키런을 좋아했지만 때려치운 가장 큰 이유 중 하나는 확률형 아이템이었죠.

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네 ㅎㅎㅎ 유난히 국산겜이 심한거 같에요. 결국엔 도박으로 모든것을 해결하는..

is there an indie photographer videographer? :) because i feel all what you say. everything we do is with no resources, no one sees it, and then when no one sees it you struggle to go on. it is fun, but that is why we don't live from this photos and videos.

i do feel the sugar problem to :D i suck on that front in the last few weeks. there was a cake in the fridge staring at me whole day, i had to kill it.

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yes there's indies for just about everything! we just never hear about them 😆
it's a struggle but still enjoyable. much more fun than a bullshit desk job :)

i'm already so heavily addicted to sugar i can't help it either.. ㅇ_ㅇ

Here I can see how your blog may help. So many Steemians are independent. I am dependant on my contract for my daily bread.

Either way I'm glad to know you and I see success step by step in your life and game.

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yes steem definitely helps!
tho i'm not that independent yet, i'm mostly happy where i am and where i think i'm headed. hopefully in the future i could help other steemians :)

이정도면 이제
테이스팀ㅋㅋㅋ한번 써보는건ㅋㅋㅋ
아...음식집 이름이 없구나
홈메이드ㅠ.ㅠ는 왜 테이스팀 안되느뇽

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ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 나가는게 귀찮아서 테이스팀은 무리데쓰요
나중에 여유좀 생기면 할수도... ㅎㅎ;;

i passed some hard days .. so i miss some of your blogs ..sorry for this .. and have a nice day to you

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yo i hope you're feeling better today.
and no need to say sorry 😃

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yeah .. now i am ok

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that's great 👍

Hope you can cut most sugar out as you go along.

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i've been trying but i just had another cheatday recently ㅇ_ㅇ
very tragic..

With motivation, I'm sure you can, and about your diet, try harder, and don't be tempted by sweets😄

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yes but sweets are just too tempting 🐻
i keep failing haha

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try in front of your laptop trying to put the chilli, surely you will forget it tastes sweet😂😂😂

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lol you mean spicy foods? i don't handle them too well :)

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Not spicy foods,but just chili😂✌

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really it's a cause with our bodies, have a nice day, guys 😊👍😁

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healthy is super important :)

Yes ... it is very difficult to remove sugar in the body ... sugar deposits will be converted into fat. I think your menu is healthy enough, where the meat is roasted. The aroma must be very tasty. But friend, is that a french fries?

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well the best way to cut sugar is to not eat it! :)

that's no french fries. that's just homemade airfryer potatoes 🐻

Even though I am not a developer, I fully understand all these hurdles... And i wish you all the best... :)
Your food is one of my favorite....
Have a good week and enjoy your food.

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yes no project in life is easy! 😆
if only i could eat natural foods for a month i'd be so much healthier!

@rounbeargames de verdad que para terminar un proyecto como este de indiegamedev se necesitan esos tres (3) pasos en particular pero para mí el más importante es la Motivación ya que sin esta es muy difícil finalizar el proyecto ya que lo demás lo podemos conseguir externamente pero la motivación la podemos encontrar en nosotros mismos. Saludos e igualmente Feliz Lunes para tí amigo y gracias por el apoyo

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i'm sure most indie projects are difficult to finish :)
they're indies afterall. but for good reasons.
have a great monday friend!

LMM Unlimited 되시길 함께 응원합니당~♥♩♬♬

행복한 ♥ 오늘 보내셔용~^^

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스팀 시작한 이후로 이상하게 월욜이 좋아짐 ㅇ_ㅇ
즐밤되시고 내일도 화이팅하세요~

First off, I don’t want to minimize your hurdles, I acknowledge that they are very real.

That being said, you can do it! Don’t give up, I can see what sets you appart from so many other devs. You are kind charismatic and a very thoughtful capitalist which is much needed in the indie game scene.

Don’t even look at all the games that forever stalled, look at what you are doing and what makes you unique. As an artist it is difficult to break as well, more of a distant dream and then a reality. Teaching art however, pays the bills while allowing me to be creative.

My partner also struggles with resolutions around fitness and food. He is also a game dev who has spent years pushing for his love project. He has shown me how hard it is for indie devs to trade labour, to get investors or even to go back to school!

I completely feel for you but don’t give up!

Also, your camera presence has improved a lot since I started watching your videos. You could be more goofy and a bit more energetic but you literally have a gold mine to built off of. You are already relatable, your English accent is flawless, you are honest, to the point, you do long takes, you can be vulnerable, you are passionate and ultimately, I think people want to be your friend. You are also quite handsome;)

I want to see you believe in yourself a little more, you can give yourself credit for everything you’ve done! For example, this video could have used a positive last point about what makes what you wish to create completely unique. You don’t have to justify how realistic these goals are, you owe it to you public to convey your vision.

There are a lot of games out there both mainstream and indie, what will make your game truly stand out?

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I upvoted myself which is out of character but I wanted my message to have some visibility. Speaking of, the kind of engagement you get on Steemit is outstanding, you must be doing something right!

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What I feel makes your game unique from what I’ve seen is the look of the protagonist. Dressed with a plain t-shirt and jeans, he is your everyday guy we can all identify with. He is a skilled martial artist which he uses to move forward in the world and his combos are second to none. Not unlike you, he is on a journey of self discovery which could be portrayed by idle animations of looking around and taking in the mundane city-scape all around him.

I would be curious to learn more about his back-story and what gives him the will to fight. Perhaps you could bring your love for food to his backstory and even game mechanics separate from the fighting.

Everybody loves a good underdog story, your character knows how to tumble and get back up when he falls. He may move forward in this platform universe but I’m more curious about why he would go back in the level.

It is obvious that you are giving the best of you to this game and the devolpment is an amazing journey to be a part of so thanks for sharing it!

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it was a simple test character but i realized that people like it! you're not the first to tell me about the protagonist. i've talked to a friend and we thought it'd be nice to have him as a programmer who got fired and got pissed off at everybody. i really haven't thought of a concrete storyline yet but it's definitely gonna be some skinny dude running around kicking people's ass :)

i think we all love underdogs. especially when it's the little guy fighting enemies much bigger than him. a big thanks for the comments and have an amazing monday! 👍

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thanks man i almost missed this one! this is so kind of you.
honestly i rarely think about how my game is going to stand out. i just try to make the shit that i enjoy playing 😆
it's what's awesome about being indie. you don't even have to try to make it better than anything. it's a double edged sword where you might be spending a lot of time and effort making shitty games.

at least it's fun and i'm doing what i've always enjoyed. starting with a very first level i made years ago, i'd say i've come pretty far. so i'm not ready to give up. gotta keep going and see where this takes me :)

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Hello @roundbeargames
Beautiful video my friend.. i know you love your work...
that's why you doing well..
You also like to have french fries with doing your work..
Nice post my friend... have a nice day..

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yes i enjoy making games :) let's hope something good comes out of this.

it's home made fries with nothing but potatoes and salt :)
have a great friday!

Yummy!!

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it was nice! :)

I believe one day you will complete the project

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oh yes one day this will be finished. the question is is it going to be too late? 😆

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Nope. I did not believe it will be too late. Nothing is too late to be successful

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haha you may be right!

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I disagree, timing is everything...

KR 커뮤니티 출석부 함께 응원합니다~♩♬
상큼한 월요일 출바~아~아~알~!
행복한 ♥ 오늘 보내셔용~^^

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I listen to your video... Regarding that video game, try your best while waiting for the volunteer!

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thanks for coming :)
i just gotta keep working! 😆

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I am amazed by those of you who are still passionate about the indiegamedave project 👍

working while enjoying favorite foods is fun even though eventually the weight increases, I also like french fries and meat 😋😁

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well it's great being an indie :) there's trade-offs too of course. but i like it.
i've been failing with my diet. sugar is just too tempting 😥

VERY WELL BROTHER LITTLE LITTLE TO END YOUR PROJECT AND QUIET HEALTHY EAT TO KEEP IN FORM, EAT YOUR SALADS AND ROASTED MEATS ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH.

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thanks brother. let's hope we both stay healthy!
have a great friday 👋

Food and game always be your trademarks.. have your nice day 😊

I imagine you'll develop sweet game like farm simulation on Steemit 😂 hopefully 🤩

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haha i have nothing else to share.
i'm not interested in farming tho. maybe some other simulation on steem. we'll see :)

In every activity you are always accompanied by food.

Good fried potatoes.

What meat is friend?

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that is pork :)
i try to share as much as i can but my life is pretty boring 😆

I guess one thing that's really hard about being a solo developer is that you have to be good at both: art and coding (being good at sound design is also a plus), but most people are only good at one of those two.

Marketing is also some kind of art, that needs to be mastered, but take a look at this talk about how to approach it with almost zero money:

And yeah, motivation is the key to everything :)

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yes it's hard to find someone who's good at everything 😆
i wish i were but i find it extremely difficult to be an artist.
no choice but to keep going i guess :)
thanks for coming!

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When it comes to art I have the exactly same problem.

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No pierda la esperanza,el hombre puede lograr todo lo que se proponga,y de la dieta es imposible dejar el dulce trate de consumir en poca cantidad,ah esa comida deliciosa falto la ensalada verde jaja,saludos y buen lunes.

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yes we can't lose hope :) just gotta keep going.
i've been failing quite miserably with my diet but i'll try again 😐

Delicious food friend, I am also like to meat, I like it very much, have a nice day also friend

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yes meat is great :)
as long as it's not taken with sugar and sauce it's perfect!

Amigo roundbeargames . saludo y abrazos desde la distancia lo felicito por su afán para el logro de su proyecto siga adelante

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long time no see :)
hugs from south korea. have a great weekend!

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Well I hope you find the inspiration to keep going and finish your game, I’ve been enjoying following your progress so far and seeing how games evolve from the initial idea.

I don’t see anything wrong with a big pan of meat! And your home made chips loom great, I always think a bit of variety in diet has to be good for you. That’s why I had beef chow Mein for my evening meal followed by crumpets - variety!

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thanks man. nothing like keep going and finishing a project!

and i love meat! i just can't get enough of it 🐻

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@roundbeargames, Yes, hurdles and difficulties try to stop us but no matter what we are facing we have to find a way to give wings to our dream and passion. My good wishes are with you brother and hope that these hurdles will not stand for long.

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thanks man! i hope so too. let's hope one day i'll be able to get through them :)
blessings!

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Welcome and my good wishes are with you brother.