Kee-Won Hong's Blog
Hi, my name is Kee-Won Hong and I'm an independent game developer in the Chicago Area. I've been working as a developer for the past 9 years, including building mobile games at the Chicago based 'Toy Studio Games'. In 2013 I successfully completed a Kickstarter for 'Contract Work', the first title for my studio Iterative Games.
Contract Work is a cyberpunk 2d shooter with rpg elements, build entirely in HTML5.
The demo and pre-release version of Contract Work is available now at http://www.games.iterativegames.com/ContractWork
Working from Simon Sineks famous 'Start With Why' Ted Talk, we examine the importance of finding your WHY and how it can inspire people to become your customers and fans, even in a crowded indie market.
The danger of survivor bias, the lone genius myth and the power of sharing your failures.
This is a response to my post Mistakes Were Made, and focuses on some things that have been helping me on the emotional/mental side. I discuss the dangers of crunch, the wonder of flow and my path to recovery from burnout.
It’s been about a year since my Contract Work Kickstarter succeeded and while things are good, they aren’t all I hoped. After Kickstarter, the game barely sold any copies and received awful reviews. Mistakes were definitely made – here’s my short list.
Kee-Won Hong's Comments
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Like the poster above, what ...
Like the poster above, what I 've been doing to fight imposter syndrome is attempting to be honest with EVERYTHING. Working to be honest until it hurts. And its been really great One, you no longer feel like you have to hide anything you 've already admitted you feel like ...
[Blog - 07/12/2014 - 06:06]
Hi Kenneth - I recently ...
Hi Kenneth - I recently wrote an article on Gamasutra that provided some thoughts about how you can create a loyal and engaged fan base through inspiration - http://ubm.io/1tNXZZh I 'm no expert, but you might find some useful ideas there . r n r nI would also recommend some ...
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Daniel - thanks for sharing ...
Daniel - thanks for sharing Your insights are honest and helpful for other indies. Question - do you feel that you could replicate the success you had with 'and then it Rained ' with your next title And do you think that whatever you learned developing the title would let ...
[Blog - 05/29/2014 - 08:47]
Thanks for the heads up, ...
Thanks for the heads up, I will take a look. I do my primary testing on Chrome, so you may have better luck playing there.