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So You Want To Be A Freelance Games Developer?

It’s hardly surprising that developing games is a profession which is gaining more and more popularity and interest as time goes on, especially in the past few years, given that gaming itself is also on a constant and steady rise. What is a little more surprising is just how many people are successfully turning to doing it, and the kind of successful careers that many of them are making from it. If you are keen to become a freelance games developer, there of course a range of things that you will want to consider, to make sure that you are going to go about it in the right way and hopefully make the most of it that you can. In this post, we will discuss some of the things you will want to consider to begin with, to make sure that you are going to make it a success.

The Money Comes Slow

It is a good idea if you try not to get your hopes too high, as it is unlikely that you will be making a lot of money from your games straight away. This shouldn’t matter too much, and hopefully you will be making a point of doing it for the love of it anyway, but regardless it is worth remembering this point. The money comes slow, and you are going to need to find some decent ways to supplement your income at least at first. That could be as simple as getting some Free Bets and getting lucky, or following any of the many other means of online earning which abound. However you do it, you will be taking the pressure off yourself a little, and you will hopefully be able to focus more on simply making the games you want to make.

The More Creative, The Better

It doesn’t take too long to have the kinds of skills necessary to make Pong, or to put together a simple flash game. However, you will soon enough need to start thinking outside of the box a little and trying to be a little more creative, especially if you want to make sure that people are going to genuinely enjoy your games. The more creative you can be, the better, so this is something that you should bear in mind at all times. It is worth losing your creativity to shine, rather than trying to fit whatever you are going into pre-existing moulds. It might mean you don’t get noticed straight away, but in the long run it will be the better route, and the one more likely to bring real success.

Putting The Hours In

Most people who come to freelance games development are struck by just how long it takes to actually create a game all the way through. You need to be prepared for this, and for the likelihood that you are going to need to put a lot of hours in if you want to end up with a game you can really be proud of. As long as you are not afraid to work long and hard, you should find that you can produce the kind of game you have always wanted to play.

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Bobby has been gaming since he was old enough to walk. Since then, the interest has only grown stronger, and here we are today. Follow Bobby on Twitter, and just go with it. @bpashalidis

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