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Posts tagged “the indie fund”

To The Moneymobile! Antichamber Joins The IndieFund

Bundles, crowdsourcing - these are not the only ways to bring in suitable monies for an independently-developed videogame. Fascinatingly strange IGF Technical Excellence award-snatcher Antichamber - as experienced by one John Walker here - has been signed up as the seventh beneficiary of the Indie Fund. That's the investment initiative arranged by the likes of 2D Boy, Jon Blow, Capy and thatgamecompany. It follows in…

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Feature: Witnessing Change

Putting The Fun In Funding: Jon Blow On Indie Fund

Games backed by the collective of successful, experienced, indie developers funding game projects that they believe in, Indie Fund, have started to release to great success. What better time to catch up with one of the fund's partners, Braid designer Jonathan Blow, to find out more about where they're at, and get an insight into their process for funding games. Here he is sharing about…

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Dear Esther, We Sold 16,000 Copies In A Day, Shepherds

Dear Esther, the minimalist first-person explorer, made its costs back in the first five and a half hours on sale. A quite remarkable achievement for an indie game, and a rather impressive vindication of The Indie Fund, the gathering of successful indies who are funding new projects. It has sold 16,000 copies in its first 24 hours, and made back all $55k they'd invested in…

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Feature: Changing the game

Indie Fund Talk Q.U.B.E. And Dear Esther

With Q.U.B.E. coming out on Friday and Dear Esther coming out in February, we thought it might be timely to talk to the sinister cabal of successful indies behind the Indie Fund. That's the name of the non-publisher group that are financing these games, as well as the exciting heist game, Monaco. What are they up to? And what is so special about the indie…

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A Steal: Indie Fund Invest In Monaco

The happiest person I've met at GDC so far has been last year's IGF winner, Andy Schatz, the creator of 4-player heist game, Monaco. Why so happy? Well, the Indie Fund - an investment group set up by the World Of Goo creators 2D Boy and others - is funding his game, allowing him to hire a level designer and to focus on getting the…

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