Hi Reddit! I am a Co-Founder/Creative Director of my own indie game studio and developer of Weaving Tides, ask me anything!
I am Verena, or Ren for short. I am the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Follow the Feathers, a small Indie Games Studio from Vienna, Austria.
I’m here today with the rest of my team:
u/Foxician - in charge of game design, VFX, project management
u/derHuber - in charge of programming, tech lead, finances, project management
u/RangerRegelt - in charge of tech art, level design, web programming
We met during our time at University and have worked together as a tight-knit team for the past six years. We focus on developing cozy and family-friendly games set in colorful, fantasy worlds. In 2016 we developed and released NIVA which has been downloaded over 70k times (https://followfeathers.itch.io/niva). In 2018 we founded our own indie studio and have since then been working on Weaving Tides which is a Zelda-inspired adventure game where you ride carpet dragons to patch up a magical, woven world! Weaving Tides has recently been successfully funded on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/35j7zJh) and is planned to release towards the end of this year.
You can ask us all kinds of questions like:
- How to found an indie game studio?
- How to get funding for a game idea?
- How we gathered interest for our games?
- How we develop the textile world of Weaving Tides?
So let’s get this started! Ask us anything!
Btw our answers, especially regarding funding and education, are based on our european experiences so please take them with a big grain of salt if you are from anywhere else around the world.
UPDATE: end of AMAThanks for all of your questions! It was really fun talking with you and we hope our answers were helpful to you and your career decisions.
If you still want to learn more about Weaving Tides or exchange your gamedev thoughts and ideas feel free to join our discord server: discord.gg/followfeathers We have a welcoming and helpful community there which we are very proud of : )