A blog dedicated to helping indie game makers learn how to make and sell indie video games.

Planning SMART

S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-bound in the project management world. WHY PLANNING S.M.A.R.T IS SMART FOR GAME DEVELOPERS?If you are not a planning type of person, I'm going to make this as painless as...

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Small Business Leadership

“Are we creating value worth paying for?” DO GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT?Most people are familiar with the old saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” However, the problem with this old saying it just that, it is an old saying, and...

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How To Stop Procrastinating

Take an organized, mathematic approach to simplifying daunting tasks 10 WAYS TO STOP GAME DEVELOPMENT PROCRASTINATIONWhen you are a small indie game studio there is always a myriad of things to do (fix game plugin bugs, design your next boss...

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Pareto Principle

It may simple and quite unmathematical, but the principle has been proven to work time and time again VIDEO GAME PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND THE PARETO PRINCIPLEThe Pareto principle was made famous by the Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto. Pareto...

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Just In Time (JIT) Project Management

JIT is a method of Kaizen which is a Japanese word for continuous improvement or change for the better. JUST IN TIME (JIT) PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMThe Just in Time Project Management System is the method of finishing a project on time and as...

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Time Management

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities MANAGING YOUR TIME WILL TRANSFORM YOUR GAME DEVELOPMENT BUSINESSWhen running an indie game development business, entrepreneurs need to switch between multiple...

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Project Management Methodologies

When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. PROJECT MANAGEMENT SHOULD INVIGORATE NOT FRUSTERATEDid you know the ancient Egyptians used four project managers to manage each of the four faces of The Great Pyramid? And that Emperor Qin...

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Project Management Made Easy

The RAS (Reticular Activating System) is the attention centre in our brains. Think of it as the gatekeeper allowing information into our conscious mind. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBERING YOUR DREAMS If you have started your...

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