IamA -I sold my home to make games for a living - AMA!
Though I'm happy to answer questions here as well!
My name is John, and I'm making indie games. I just sold my home that I been living in for the last 7 years (moving into a small 1 bedroom apt with the wifey) to pursue my dream of making games. Got 10 days to move out!
Been in the gaming industry for nearly 20 years. Broke in as a game designer, but I haven't designed squat til now. Early on I moved to the business side of things (which I did enjoy.) Launching bigger and bigger IPs (ie. Sonic, Star Wars, Bomberman) only made me realize how far removed I really was from the creative process.
The defining moment for taking the plunge was a few years back when my best friend past away. We were going to start making games together (he was truly a creative genius.) He never got the chance to do it. I sure as hell wasn't going to disappoint him. Selling my home was what I needed to make this dream a reality.
Feel free to ask me anything. ie. What it takes to launch an indie game, what it's like working for a game publisher, what's Spark Rising, etc.!
Forgot to mention - The game is also on Steam Greenlight!
Update: Thanks all for the questions and support! I'll check in through the night and answer any other questions. We got one week left to go on Kickstarter so if you are interested in coming along for the ride, hop on board. Promise to make it worth your while!