Why do you want to be a multiplayer game developer?
You want to build games with the community.
You want people to love your game.
You’d love to make money from the games you make.
And you want everyone to get a kick out of it.
But if you want a chance to make it big in the industry, you need to make a lot of money.
And that’s where a lot people find themselves.
“If I’m lucky, I might make $50,000 in one year and then the next year I’m at the $1m mark,” says Sam.
“But if I’m not lucky, then I might only make $100,000.”
Sam and his wife, Katie, started building their first games at age 16.
“I wanted to make games that I could actually play and that people could enjoy,” says Katie.
“It wasn’t really about making money.
It was more about creating something that we would enjoy, that we could be proud of.”
They’ve since developed a slew of titles and found success in a variety of industries, from film and television to online gaming.
Sam says there’s a lot to be learned from other successful indie developers who’ve found success elsewhere.
“We are all on the same path,” says the former school teacher.
“I just don’t know if we can make it as successful.”