I quit my job at EA, where I worked on Burnout, sold my house and started an indie games studio with three friends. Today we released a game. AMA
I’m Sean Murray, and I’m one part of a console indie dev called Hello Games.
I joined the industry straight out of Uni, worked for three years, became a technical director, lost my way, quit and made a game with my friends. That was Joe Danger, and just now we released Joe Danger The Movie. I can’t really describe in words what today feels like, but Grant our artist made a little video of the last two years, which is a bit weirdly personal, but gives an idea of what life feels like right now…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEbX2OpVE88 (works best with sound)
Oh, and trailer for our game…
My specialist subjects are programming, indie development, working at EA, sneaking into Germany illegally, fighting with publishers, going to game shows, drinking tea and stressing about your game releasing... Ask Me Anything!
EDIT! EDIT! EDIT! Fell asleep answering questions... back on UK time now... going to answer a few more. Thank you Reddit :)
EDIT! EDIT! Thank you for being awesome Reddit. Trying to keep up with questions, but will try to answer everything, especially the people who have asked about getting into games and indie development. It's 4am here, but will try to remain coherent.
EDIT! I think all the codes are gone...