"There are several thousand indie game developers in Southeast Asia, who are creating new and innovative games. The growth is astounding and we want to see it continue."
Southeast Asia is an area of diverse game development, filled with strong titles releasing on the App Store that have a chance at impressing players the world over. Like any developers starting out, or even with dozens of titles under their belt, release is a daunting time. Can you get the attention you need for your game" Have you released in all of the markets that would like your game" Have you done enough testing" Found the right audience"
Vineet Tanwar wants to help. He, along with other members of the Google Play team, have created the Indie Game Developer Program, which is built to help developers have the best shot at success with the wonderful work they've created. Through identifying quality games, supporting them throughout development with business and release advice, and showcasing this talent in the right ways, Google Play is looking to create more success stories from the region, helping developers reach new heights with their games.
How Can They Help"
"It definitely helped us have a good launch for Dark Dot, so we were able to have a decent amount of players install, experience, and continue to play the game. The program managers also continue to support us post-launch to ensure that we're considering the right factors in extending our game's lifecycle." says Gerald Tock of Inzen Studio, developers of Dark Dot, one of the program's first success stories.
The Indie Game Developer Program has been built to help developers put the right foot forward, giving them advice on complex areas of the business of game development, finding a place on the crowded App Store, or even things that seem so simple, such as choice of screenshots.
"The team liked our game very much and were very helpful. Some of their suggestions inclu...