How to Stand Out as an Indie Dev – Indie Game Movement Ep 105 Show Notes

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Episode Name:

How to Stand Out as an Indie Dev with Meredith Hall

Episode Description:

No matter what indie devs do to try and stand out, it’s always going to be a struggle. Whether you need funding, are trying to break through the advertising clutter or simply just want a sustainable living, it’s always going to be an uphill battle.

Thankfully, Meredith Hall of Ultimerse can relate to a lot of this and shares what strategies and tricks she has learned to make great strides and stand out as a slightly bigger, colorful fish….in a big pond.

Q?Box Round Answers!

The Q?Box round is a series of random questions so you can get to know a little bit more about our guest.

Dogs or Cats? 

I can not choose my favorite child!

What is your favorite game of all time?

Overwatch, I’m disgusting at it and have it tatoo’d on me.

What motivates you every day.

My team and their passion. 

Most influential/inspiring game?

Recently, Firewatch really affected me for a long time and taught me a lot about the kind of games I’d like to make one day. Otherwise, probably this Xena game from PS1 that I used to adore. It was so comprehensive and enjoyable and had story and captured so many things I loved about the show and had a kickass female protagonist.

Name one of your childhood fears?

House fire! Ironic considering we’re working on a fire game…

Key Takeaways

  1. Engage the support of other indie devs around you/consulting companies.
  2. Constantly research and update your business plan and approach – be flexible.
  3. Pick your targeted channels and focus on consistency and assess value vs time.
  4. Find the funding that works for you and learn how to ask for it.
  5. Know your games target audience down to a fine art.


More info about Meredith, Ultimerse and Paperville Panic

Website: www.ultimerse.com 

Game Website: www.papervillepanic.com


Meredith’s Website: www.nufinbutmeredith.com

Email: meredith@ultimerse.com


Meredith’s Twitter: @merryh

Ultimerse’s Twitter: @ultimerse




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