Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hello World :D

Ok so with Noisy Badger, mine and my business partner Alex's new games development studio being well into the setup period, I figured it was about time to start putting together some form of web presence. Obviously we'll have a full on website in the near future but in the meantime I'm going to keep anyone who may be interested in us informed via this blog.

So, what is the Noisy Badger? We started out while still at uni, doing freelance work that wasn't necessarily games, but allowed Alex and I to use our relevant skills and get a taste for the business side of things. We both did computer games relevant degrees, me on the design side of things, he on the coding, and we decided that putting together our own studio would really make sense.

Our studio is going to initially make games for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, and so since graduating we've been hard at work developing games design documents, business plans, and we've even got a functioning engine ready to go. We're now looking towards sourcing some start up capital, which is proving to be a bit of a nightmare. In our business a large part of any investment we'll be asking for will go on our salaries, as we have pretty much everything we need to start work, except for a means to live while we develop our first game. We've only actually set ourselves the minimum wage for this, but its still unappealing to investors.

The princes trust would have been ideal in this situation, but I got an email from them saying that as we are graduates, we have to wait at least 6 months from the date of our graduation before they can help us. You read that right, our degrees are actually hindering us. Idiots.

Anyway, rant over. As you can tell, this blog is going to be pretty casual, i'm not going to fill it with hyperbole on how awesome we are (we are pretty awesome though) but just try to provide an insight into Noisy Badger as a studio. I intend to update weekly, and please get in touch with your questions, comments, insults, whatever.

Follow me on twitter-!/themightyodog

And follow alex too-!/Amlach

Righty then, I'm off to write up a competitor comparison analysis. The FUN. It never ends.

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