After yesterday’s bucket of cold water dumped over our heads by Jim Zub, we were toying with the idea of making a “resource page” with links to facts and figures on the industry but former Flash Gordon artist and current MCAD teacher Jim Keefe has done it for us! Keefe collects various pages and post on contracts, horror stories, rates and other things everyone should know. We recommend that young creators (and maybe some old ones as well) check out all the links.
One of the posts referenced is actually something posted here at the Beat a while ago, called “Keep them in the dark” which was about a flash game developer who explained how to lowball inexperienced creators. Kinda harsh, but it’s also how the world works. We wondered what has happened to the site in question and it’s still up, but untouched for going on two years. However the poster, actually has a lot of nuts and bolts info and figures on making flash games. It’s probably out of date by now but might be worth checking out if that’s your end of the business.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.