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KingofNoobs

Member Since 19 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 21 2013 10:54 AM

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In Topic: deleted

14 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

zoom, plz add me on Skype and we can discuss this. I am also a 3/4 full time indie dev and Ill be moving Stateside in June, and Ill be in San Fran for GDC in a week. I am going to open up a home that I am purchasing to other aspiring game devs and it might just fit your needs and give you some runway while attempting to go indie. There would be no rent payments and the other parts of the deal are negotiable.

 

 

Skype: davidjetguy

 

Also, shoot me an email at

 

games@daveottley.com


In Topic: This is the future of video games? No wonder I've been buying so many boa...

12 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

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In Topic: GDC 2013: Who's going?

12 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Im going. Its my first time to go, but im excited. I have a hotel 3 mins from the event by foot, if anyone needs a place to crash, please let me know.


In Topic: Free Rent + Gigabit Internet + Endless GameDev Time

02 March 2013 - 04:46 AM

Long time no post. 

ISDCaptain01: I, personally, would not work, and I would hope those working with me would not work on anything other than the games. Well, I do have an online translating business which is demand based, so when there is a demand, I would be doing that. However, I have actually made some progress on this issue and think that I am going to go out to KC for 1) the internet, and 2) the really cool tech and startup community there that just makes things feel "nicer." I am NOT going to invite random ppl to live with me as I was considering because this would end up being a bad move on a number of personal fronts, as mentioned above.

 

The great thing about going somewhere cheap (and btw, KC is not middle of nowhere anymore, its surprising but it does have a tech scene and even a small gamedev scene) is that I will have enough cash to travel anywhere I want to, anytime I want to i.e. for conventions, which I would not have the luxury of doing in, say SF.

 

Still no decisions made here, but after much ado I have come to the conclusion that, like anything else in life, choosing where to live is a very personal decision and there really is no "right" answer. It just requires one to know ones self and to be true to said self :D


In Topic: Free Rent + Gigabit Internet + Endless GameDev Time

16 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Wow, so many good replies. Thank you all. I have pretty much ruled out KC as an option at this point. After doing some more research on Google Fiber I have found that it may not be all that its cracked up to be anyway, I'll be it , it is the best home internet connection available atm.

 

I am now really considering Austin, because, as other posters have mentioned, it is far and away cheaper than SF and I can afford to buy a home there which will allow me to expand (my life and family) for the foreseeable future, and will isolate me from downside financial risks. I am still considering SF, but the base rents I could expect to pay for anything comfortable would be $1500 - $2000 / month, and if I save that cash I can just buy plane tickets to/from SF when needed, if needed.

 

From what I hear and read Austin also has a nice game dev scene, even a nice indie game dev scene. Can anyone else speak for this?

 

L. Spiro: Interestingly, I was born near where you were, in St. Louis Missouri, although I have no memory of ever being there. Maybe I'll run into when I go to Tokyo next :)


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