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#1 Cybergames   Members   -  Reputation: 103

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

I am in process of hiring people for my indie mobile games ( android OS ) making company

What jobs title and skills  should I hire for my company to get started?


I am right now planning to hire 4-5 people.

1- Project manager  
2-Android programmer
3- 3d Graphist
4- 2d Graphist

for Sounds and Music I am planning to hire freelancers and I work base on projects with them but I am planning to hire full time employee for above titles.

The games that i am planning this team develope for my company, would be normal android games such as field runner, air attack ..., Nothing fancy like Asphalt or EA sport games


What skills each job title need ? , I think 1-2 and 3 needs to be able to fully work with unity engine, Please advice me.



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#2 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8641

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:20 AM

1. What jobs title and skills should I hire for my company to get started?
2. What skills each job title need ?
3. I think 1-2 and 3 needs to be able to fully work with unity engine, Please advice me.


1. If you have to ask, you are not ready to start this business. Get work in the game industry for a few years to get the hang of it, and read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson29.htm

2. If you don't know, you are not ready to start hiring. But to get applicant requirements for these sorts of jobs, you can just read some job ads.

3. Are you the chief technical officer of your new company? Do you have enough technical expertise to determine what engine your company should use?
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#3 Cybergames   Members   -  Reputation: 103

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:40 AM

 

1. What jobs title and skills should I hire for my company to get started?
2. What skills each job title need ?
3. I think 1-2 and 3 needs to be able to fully work with unity engine, Please advice me.


1. If you have to ask, you are not ready to start this business. Get work in the game industry for a few years to get the hang of it, and read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson29.htm

2. If you don't know, you are not ready to start hiring. But to get applicant requirements for these sorts of jobs, you can just read some job ads.

3. Are you the chief technical officer of your new company? Do you have enough technical expertise to determine what engine your company should use?

 

 

1. I dont agree with you

2. same as #1

3. unity will be use



#4 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8641

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:15 AM

2. to get applicant requirements for these sorts of jobs, you can just read some job ads.
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#5 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 18831

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

You hire to meet your needs.  If you need someone who has a specific skill, then you hire or contract out to meet those needs.

 

Tom is right that if you don't know what skills are lacking then you probably don't have the experience necessary to make a successful business. However, let us assume you still want to continue the venture without that experience. After all, many successful business people are able to buy and manage businesses in fields they are minimally familiar with...

 

If you don't know what skills are lacking then you first need to hire someone with enough experience to know what skills are lacking.  That person (not you) will run the business, doing the work of first identifying and then hiring or contracting the people with the missing skills.


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#6 Greg Quinn   Members   -  Reputation: 147

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:28 PM

 

If you don't know what skills are lacking then you first need to hire someone with enough experience to know what skills are lacking.  That person (not you) will run the business, doing the work of first identifying and then hiring or contracting the people with the missing skills.

 

^^ This. The first person you should hire or contract is somebody who can advise you on your team needs and what your project staffing requirements should be.



#7 KoMaXX   Members   -  Reputation: 253

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

Frankly, what you need first: A game idea.

 

If you're planning to make the next Titanfall for mobile, your list will not cut it. If you're doing a point&click-like adventure you need a professional storyteller and more 2d artists. If you're doing just another Tetris clone, go solo.

 

If you have that, we might be able to give better advise.


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#8 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8641

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

Frankly, what you need first: A game idea.


The chicken, or the egg? A game idea is not a business idea. Stephen Covey's 2nd "habit" -- "Begin with the end in mind." The "end" for any game business is to make money from the game.
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#9 KoMaXX   Members   -  Reputation: 253

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:10 AM

Tom is right, of course.

That was my indie-just-for-fun-game-developer-mindest talking.

 

@Cybergames 

You need a *plan* first. What market, what game, what marketing, ...? Also: You don't have anyone promoting your final product in your list. Games (rarely) sell themselves...


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