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Reading material: “Starting Your Own Game Development Studio – One Year On” on Gamasutra by Alex Petlenko
Excerpt: “Start with what’s coming in and what’s going out each month. That’s your cash flow and it’s the most important thing. Even if you have savings, without a healthy cash flow that leaves you positive at the end of each month, you will eventually go into the red. Next, look where can you trim costs. And trim them. Making cut-backs will buy you more time. More game development time! Once you understand your monthly flows, take your savings into account and calculate your survival period.”
Reddit thread of the week: “I used to hate Lara Croft…” by/u/firestar1215
Excerpt: “I remember in the first game, when something happened (dont’ remember exactly what) and I just thought “well shit” and then I heard “shit!” from my headphones! Then when I finally got the grenade launcher, I was so freaking happy to dish out some pay back that I basically shouted “That’s right you bastards, now it’s your turn!” and she basically said the same thing as me.
I have never played as a girl with a personality in a video game that made me feel like I was playing a legit sexy, powerful, female fantasy. If this is what the guys get all the time? They have no idea how good they get it.“
Random Shout-Out: “Video Game Attorney” (Ryan Morrison) has started a new firm with Michael Lee – Congratulations to them both on the creation of Morrison / Lee!
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