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2 Jun 2015

Feel Overwhelmed? Get An Indie Developer Mentor

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Bouncing off of yesterday’s Motivational Monday post (an article detailing why you should never give up), it felt like it was a great time to write a post about how to avoid feeling like this in the first place. Sure, it happens to the best of us, but what if there was a way to ensure that you could get your mind back on track before getting too deep in the, ‘feeling sorry for yourself,’ pit?

There is – and it’s called getting a indie developer mentor. While a indie developer mentor isn’t necessary, it certainly helps if you are starting this crazy journey to becoming a successful indie developer. Below are a few ways that a indie developer mentor can help you to remain focused and stay on track. Follow our tips below, and reap the rewards later!

Everybody needs a safety net

When you are feeling down and/or feel as if you have no idea how to continue forward, you need a safety net. An indie developer mentor is the safety net you need to keep going forward and on the right path. Whenever you have any questions, have no idea whether you are making the right moves, or simply need a second opinion on whether or not you are making a proper decision regarding anything in your indie studio, an indie developer mentor will be able to give you clarity.

Worried? Get it put into perspective

When developing games on your own (and generally running your own studio by yourself), it can be easy to become confused, annoyed, worried, and generally having no idea where to go or do next. You need someone that can put things into perspective and nudge you in the right direction – and that’s exactly what an indie developer mentor will do for you. A trusted one will tell you exactly what you need to know and provide some insight on the right moves to make next. Whenever in doubt, your indie developer mentor will be there to help!

Need a pro that’s rooting for you? Indie developer mentors do that

We all need to feel as if someone has our back so to speak – and an indie developer mentor will help you with that. Knowing that you have someone that wants to see you succeed – and not family or friends, but someone actually in the industry – is invaluable and can certainly help with your morale. When the worst comes, it’s great to know that someone is in your corner.

Most importantly: get the advice you need when you need it

There’s nothing better than getting advice from someone you trust. An indie developer mentor worth sticking with will provide you with the help that you need in a timely manner – because they will care about your success!

No matter if you have a family member, friend, or even a mere acquaintance in the industry, it pays to find an indie developer mentor that can provide you with the advice and help you need whenever you need it! Get advice from a mentor if you are new to the industry as soon as possible, and they will help you to find the success you’ve been looking for!

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