There are plenty of other advantages to being a studio rather than a solo venture too -- most notably, if you have multiple talented people on your team, your chances of success increase. "The bar is high and getting higher," says Vella. "More talented people make hitting the bar more likely." Other advantages: "Being sustainable buys you time. Being a studio buys your focus... Being self-critical makes great games, and it's easier to be self-critical in a studio setting... More diverse opinions make better games." "Whatever independent development is now, studios need to make themselves sustainable," he adds. "Ideal sustainability involves being able to mostly, or entirely, self-fund. Make a studio and be sustainable."
"I think you're more likely to make a high quality game if you're not working by yourself."
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Capy's Nathan Vella on the advantages of building a studio
Nathan Vella urged game developers to consider starting a studio with multiple people, rather than going it alone with the hope you can achieve the same sort of success story that often gets passed around.