Indie Games: From Dream to Delivery

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4Honors for Don Daglow's From Dream to Delivery books: Winner, 2019 Independent Press Book Awards - Finalist, 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards - Finalist, 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards - Finalist, 2019 Next Generation Indie Book AwardsA Step-by-Step Master Class for Indie Game Designers and Programmers. from the Creator of the Emmy(R) Winning Neverwinter Nights Neverwinter Nights(TM)

"Don Daglow has survived 40+ years creating games and always retained his positive attitude. Learn from the master." - Jeff Braun, co-founder of Maxis (Sim City, The Sims)

"I was impressed with the organizational wisdom. I wish that I had been able to read this book 30 years ago." -- Chris Crawford, pioneering game designer and Founder of the Game Developers Conference

"Indie Games: From Dream to Delivery should be on the desk of everyone who's considering an indie game company. It builds a bridge between books on game development and 'How to Start Your Own Business' books. Daglow starts with holistic questions that cover not only nuts and bolts issues of your games and your business, but the kind of life you want for you and your team. I wish I could go back in time and hand this book to the leaders of several start-ups I've watched crash and burn; it might have made them successful. I'll be recommending it to all of my students with indie dreams." -- Prof. Stephen Jacobs, School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The only indie games book that asks, "What do you want to do?" before it starts telling you, "Here's what you need to do."
  • Six sets of questions to review and refine your vision, skills and plans
  • Over 500 pages of "lessons learned" from a 3-time Inc. 500(TM) CEO and award-winning game designer
  • Based on Don Daglow's top-rated sessions at major games conferences around the world
  • Introduction by indie games pioneer Rami Ismail

  • The only person who can define the path to creating your indie game is you. Indie Games: from Dream to Delivery helps you do just that, by leading you through a guided conversation with yourself.

    Section by section, you'll record your answers to carefully chosen questions. Then we'll use your unique personal responses to build the customized roadmap you need to turn your indie game into reality.

    Techniques to use, traps to avoid, terminology to understand. And how to fit it all into your life without damaging your relationships or your future.

    Never started a business? We've got it covered. Skip what you already know, dig deeper on things you want to learn.

    It's the one book you need to take your indie game from Dream to Delivery.

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