For immediate release
indievision is delighted to announce the launch of its new business surgery, ‘Ask I.V.’
Ask I.V. will be run by Gary Bracey, founder of Digimask and long time veteran of the industry. Gary will be encouraging visitors to ask ANY business-related question... no matter how simple or naive they think it might be. Legal, budgets, publishing, sales, marketing, tax, accounts, VAT, staffing, conferences...
“In addition to Gary, we will have other industry specialists involved, such as Martin Brown of Team 17, Mark Morris of Introversion, and we have access to many more so we are in the position of sourcing the best information for the question asked.” says Richard Hill-Whittall, founder of indievision. “We shall also include guest slots with industry lawyers and accountants who will be able to give useful pointers and tips about diverse issues such as IP Protection and Tax Credits.
Networking is one of the most valuable resources in any industry and via the above people we have access to practically all of the key ‘movers and shakers’ in the business.”
The aim is to try and make it a little easier for indie studio owners to find answers to the many questions that crop up on a day-to-day basis. We will then compile a whole history of these questions (and answers, of course) so they can be a referenced for all the other budding entrepreneurs out there. The ultimate challenge is to help them (if they want) shake off the 'small' in small independent developer'!
The answers will be provided by people who have had a serious amount of experience within the sector in question.
The service is being offered to small, independent developers who are serious about their business and are actually starting/continuing a new/existing business.
indievision acts as an international voice for the small developer – we are here to help promote the interests of indie development studios, and to provide information, advice & contacts essential for running a successful studio.
We are a volunteer based organisation; there are no membership fees – just developers helping/supporting other developers. Membership is open to any indie developer developing their own game(s); from 1 person upwards.