Thanks to Game Matters for its weblog post
pointing to ex-id programmer Brian Hook's post-mortem on his indie developer, Pyrogon
, discussing "a good time to sit back and reflect on what went right and what went wrong."
, particularly known for its Flash-based Web games like Candy Cruncher
, "ceasing further development of new titles"
, some of the trials and tribulations of the independent developer are laid out, with headings including: "Publishers Never Say No, They Just Stop Answering E-Mails"
, "A Good Demo Is Not Enough -- It Must Be Jaw Dropping"
, and "Unless You Are Chocolate Covered God, Any Deals Offered Will Suck."