My name is Chris and I make games. I also make websites when I have time. I’ve been making games for a very long time. In fact, I’ve been making games for over 30 years. In that time, I’ve made more than 50 commercially published games, and worked on almost every major platform since the early 1980s.
Three years ago, I found myself sitting in my office at work, daydreaming about making games for myself. I decided to give up my job working for The Man, and pursue my dreams of being an Independent Game Developer. Spending my days at home, working in my underwear, setting my own schedule, and making my own games, on my terms. With no one breathing down my neck, making decisions based on what day of the week it is, or the latest metrics coming from the BI department.
Three years later, with a bunch of half done dream projects under my belt, I found myself struggling to find good people to work and collaborate with (this may be because I never leave my house). So I decided to make a website that would help people like me — enthusiastic, passionate game developers — find like-minded, talented people to work with, collaborate with or just be friends with.
OK, basically I’m lonely.
IndieDeveloper.com is the result of a few weeks of feverish coding and hackery, and I hope you will find it useful. Please join the community, and make use of the tools and features the site offers. Primarily, IndieDeveloper.com is a community site for people that like to make games. It has lots of social features, like groups, activity feeds, friends, and even a forum. But it is more than that. It is also a place to find and meet great developers from all over the world.
Now go find someone and make a game!