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GameDev Protips: How To Make An Indie Game That Doesn't Suck

Simple thoughts on how to make a good indie game.

Share your ideas. If you want to make sure you have good ideas or ideas that are profitable, you’ll need to share your ideas with as many people as possible. Your friends might not always feel comfortable telling you the truth. Instead, you need people who are experts in their field that will give you a non-biased opinion. 

Get feedback. Try to get feedback on all of your ideas, not just the game itself. Do you have interesting art style that you want to try out? Get feedback on that. Since there’s so much that goes into a game, you’ll probably want consistent feedback at every checkpoint. If you schedule feedback into your to-do-list, then this will not fall by the wayside and it will not be an afterthought.

Sharing your thoughts and getting the right feedback is crucial for understanding how people will receive your game and the many aspects that come with it. The more you share and the more feedback you have, the less your game will suck — I guarantee it.

If you’ve found this article helpful, don’t forget to share it with your friends on social media!

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Thank you so much for reading my article! I’m Daniel Doan, the Co-Founder of Black Shell Media. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, or stalk me on Instagram for more game development and design tips!

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