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The (indy)hippo has landed!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:30 am
by catty_big
Ok, I've fired the starting gun on the marketing drive for indyhippo, my publishing imprint, which stars Hoagy, a rather wonderful character drawn by the equally wonderful Gennifer Bone. Thanks Genn! You can find Hoagy on FB (where there's already a Sci-Fi Beta Kappa group), G+ and (soon) on Twitter. Please share widely folks!

indyhippo on G+
indyhipppo design lab G+ community
indyhippo on Facebook

Re: The (indy)hippo has landed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:36 am
by catty_big
Somebody asked me whether indyhippo was a publisher, or a game dev group, or a source of advice for designers etc., and my response to him could I think serve as a mission statement, so here it is:

The indyhippo community started as a place to dump info about my GIPs, but then I thought why not make it open to everyone to join in, talk about gaming, talk about their own projects (if they're fellow designers), and generally hang out?

indyhippo itself has a similar ethos: I aim for it to be not merely a publishing imprint and outlet for my games, but also a focus of innovative and socially conscious game design, similar in its perspective to that of other designers such as Avery Mcdaldno.

The tagline of this community - working on something different - is related to the overall indyhippo motto, saying something different, i.e. thinking outside the box, mixing things up a bit, not simply churning out endless micro variations of previous games, which is what I see a lot of around me.

So I want to encourage other designers to think ouside the box, to provide a space where they can share ideas and get support, and possibly even collaborate with each other. You'll see in the intro section that I acknowldedge that a game is never the result of only one person's efforts, but rather an agglomeration of the contributions of many different folks.

I also want to encourage 'open source' game design, or design by forum, where external contributions to a project are invited and made welcome right from the start.

Re: The (indy)hippo has landed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:57 pm
by Wannabe writer
very much looking into this one! :mrgreen:

Re: The (indy)hippo has landed!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:41 am
by Evil Scientist
Gotta love the indyhippo! I guess he is good friends with the local typewriter-bashing monkeys.

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Re: The (indy)hippo has landed!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:04 am
by catty_big
@wannabe writer Please do!

Evil Scientist wrote:Gotta love the indyhippo! I guess he is good friends with the local typewriter-bashing monkeys.

Thanks! Yes, I think he could be :).

Re: The (indy)hippo has landed!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:59 am
by catty_big
indyhippo is now on FB and Twitter (@indyhippo2015). Maybe see some o' yez there :).