Mike Schmalz

Mike Schmalz

Digital Extremes
President

Roundtable Leader

Website: https://www.digitalextremes.com/

Independent Developer Survival Guide

What is the current state of the game industry for independent game developers? What attributes do independent game developers typically have that give them an advantage against larger publisher/developers? How should independent game developers be thinking about their next development project to set them apart from the blockbluster content being produced by the giants of the industry? Or, perhaps it makes sense to collaborate with large publishing houses. What type of projects make sense for global publishers to seek out independent development partnerships. From business models to game genres to distribution platforms, what are the best paths for independent developersí success in 2019.