Indie Game Developer Resources 2021

Alexander Bergendahl, April 26, 2021

Game development is an ever evolving process. Every year there are new trends, technologies, platforms, and techniques for building, distributing, and marketing your games successfully - not to mention having to build a company as well!

To help you out, we've scoured the internet over the past year and compiled the best resources to help you on your game development journey in 2021. We've broken down these resources into three sections, Company & Funding, Guides, and Websites. Not every link may apply to your needs, but hopefully there is something of value for everyone depending on where they're at in the development process.

Let's get started!

Company & Funding

Founder's Kit: A database of game pitch decks, company-creation documents, and business structure explanations, helpful when founding your company.

Game Funding Chart: A helpful diagram that outlines various places to seek funding depending on the stage of your game.

#PitchYaGame: A great twitter hashtag for getting your game noticed, get some initial traction, and hopefully find a publisher!

Guides

TikTok Guide for Indie Game Devs: How do you do, fellow kids? Apparently if you're not on TikTok, you're missing out. So here's a guide that explains how to use it to market your game!

How to Get on the Front Page of Imgur: Imgur is a well visited website, and can be a useful place to spread your game if used correctly.

How to Make a Decent Game Trailer for Less Than $100: It can seem like a daunting task to have to make a trailer for your game. Thankfully this guide provides a lot of tips and tools!

How to Make a Steam Page: A completely free guide for building your Steam page to maximize your success.

Websites

Work with Indies: A website dedicated to job listings for indie game studios. If you're looking for a job, or looking to hire, start here!

Game Conference Guide: Database of all upcoming game conferences and industry events. An additional shoutout to Akupara Games's festival list too!

Interface In Game: Interface In Game (and Game UI Database) provide inspiration and references from other games that can be helpful when designing your own game's UI.

--

We hope these links and resources can be of use to you and help you build the best game possible. We aim to continue doing this every year, so if you have any awesome resources that you think we should consider including, please tweet them to us @myLootLocker!

See you in 2022!