Robert Madsen's Blog
I am an experienced IT professional with over 25 years in the industry. In 2004, I moved into the game industry working as a game programmer. Life now has new meaning! In 2010, I founded SynapticSwitch, an indie game studio dedicated to making games that entertain your brain!
Over the next several posts I would like to share several articles that I wrote for the IGDA Indiespectives newsletter.
How do you balance the demands of contract work while tyring to work on your own game? I'm singing the "Contractor Blues"!
Laid off? Unemployed? Read part III and conclusion of the series on how fate forced me to start my own indie studio or die!
Think it sucks being unemployed? Cheer up and start your own studio!
If you just can't keep or get a job in the game industry because of the current economy, why not create your own job!
Do you have what it takes to run an independent game studio? The temptation to go it on your own probably strikes everyone in the industry at least once. In this blog, we explore the urge to shape your own destiny and give it to the man!
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I have to admit that ...
I have to admit that I have only recently become familiar with the concept of gamification, so there may be exploitative practices that I am not aware of, but I disagree that the entire concept of gamification MUST lead to exploitation. The argument of this article is that gamification equals ...
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Yes, Dave, you are lucky ...
Yes, Dave, you are lucky Actually, as a 25 year veteran IT guy who recently broke into the game industry, I'm still pretty hyped about it. I mean, when I'm creating games I love it. I also chose to become an employee after 15 years of self-employment because, frankly, I ...