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Beware The Game Dev Guru!

Beware the “You can do it yourself” Gurus, they’re hungry for your money and they sell false hope!.. If you are genuinely considering starting your own game development business, there are

things you really need, this is especially important for those wanting to be a solo dev, Here’s my advice, so you don’t blindly take the plunge: 1. Are you prepared for long hours and hard work? Starting a business takes a lot of time and effort, and the game development industry can be particularly demanding. Make sure you are prepared for the challenges ahead. 2. Do you have a solid business plan? It's important to have a clear idea of your goals, target market, and financial projections before you begin. 3. Do you have the necessary skills and resources? Starting a business requires a wide range of skills, from coding and design to marketing and project management. Make sure you have the necessary expertise or are willing to learn. 4. Are you prepared for financial risk? Starting a business can be expensive, and there is always a risk of failure. Make sure you have the necessary financial resources to weather any storms. (This normally means working a full or part-time job alongside your business!) 5. Can you handle the stress? Starting a business is stressful, especially in the competitive world of game development. Make sure you have a strong support system in place to help you through the tough times. 6. Are you willing to adapt? The game development industry is constantly changing, and you will need to be flexible and adaptable to stay ahead of the curve. Make sure you are prepared to pivot and change course as needed. In addition to these top tips, it's important to remember that starting a game development business requires a lot of dedication and perseverance. There will be ups and downs, and it's important to stay focused on your goals and not let setbacks discourage you. It can be helpful to surround yourself with a supportive community of like-minded individuals who can offer guidance and encouragement. Another thing to consider is the importance of networking. In the game development industry, who you know can be just as important as what you know. Attend industry events, join online communities, and make connections with other professionals to increase your visibility and opportunities. Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available to entrepreneurs, including business mentorship programs, networking events, and online forums. I can and do provide these things, for free, so don’t be afraid to reach out. I’m not saying don’t start a business, I’m saying, be prepared. And don’t buy into or from any Game Dev Guru selling you paths to success. #GameDev #gaming #IndieDev #GameDevelopment #GameDeveloper #IndieGame #IndieGames #entrepreneur #business #startup #success #motivation #inspiration #journey #experience #learning

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