Thanks to some gracious networking help from Patreon supporter Mark Feller and Indie Gamer Chick, this time we’re hearing from LEGO games veteran and current Huey Games CEO/Creative Director Rob Hewson! As has become a beautiful show tradition, we open up by discussing what everyday game development is like in the guest’s part of the world. Rob’s team has won a grant from the UK Games Fund which is helping his team carry on the family business–his father and co-founder is UK game industry legend Andrew Hewson, whose game products in the 80s and early 90s are the inspiration for some of the very games they’re publishing today.
Rob has great insight into all aspects of funding and publicizing indie games, and specializes in wide cross-platform releases; this is must-hear for those of you in development on your next indie release. Also check out Andrew’s book, Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers, which captures his journey through retro gaming history!
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Todd Mitchell is a US Midwest-based comedy writer and game developer with bylines at Weekly Humorist, Fanbyte, Slackjaw, End of the Bench Sports, and more. He’s the author of Inside Video Game Creation, the founder of CodeWritePlay, and host of the GameDev Breakdown podcast. Follow him on Twitter @Mechatodzilla.