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Mike Wilson has worked in executive management for independent developers (id, Ion Storm) and publishers (Gathering of Developers, Gamecock, Devolver Digital) since he was 24.  He has fought the good fight for Indie rights throughout his career and he and his partners have greenlit and produced more than 50 major game projects spanning all genres and platforms with independent developers around the globe.  Every single one of those developers has retained their IP rights, been branded and promoted over the publisher, and enjoyed the highest royalty rates that the industry has to offer.  Many of these developers have become millionaires in the process, an accomplishment of which Wilson is most proud.

He is currently working at Devolver Digital and Gambitious, Inc., as well as heading up Devolver's new indpendent film distribution effort, Devolver Digital Film.


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Posted by Mike Wilson on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:13:00 EDT in Production, Indie
Devolver Digital, the Indie publishing unit behind the Serious Sam series, Hotline Miami, Dungeon Hearts, Luftrausers and more to come, is branching out into the world of independent film. Founding partner Mike Wilson questions "movies for gamers."

Mike Wilson's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/16/2013 - 01:05]

It 's the only place ...

It 's the only place to be. Although I 'd argue you can still be Indie and work with someone to help produce/market/publish, as long as you have full creative control and transparent accounting.

Comment In: [News - 03/20/2013 - 04:55]

To be clear, I 'm ...

To be clear, I 'm not calling any project vaporware. I just expect a large percentage of the projects funded on KS in the past year to not have raised enough to actually get to the finish line including localization, q/a, testing, rating, marketing, etc and for there to be ...