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Indie Insider #39 - The Underground King, the Final Steam Greenlight Game


This week’s guest: Alex Nae and Alex Nechita, developers of The Underground King, perhaps most notable for being the final Steam Greenlight game.

Topics discussed:

  1. What happens when your game receives publicity for something out of your control
  2. The nature and future of Steam as a marketplace
  3. How to respond when your development partner abandons you
  4. Tips for selecting your Kickstarter rewards
  5. The pros and cons of working remotely
  6. …and much more! ​

Hey everyone,

When Alex Nechita reached out to me about his new game, The Underground King, and coming on the show to talk about their Kickstarter campaign, it was a bit too interesting to pass up. I, like many others, have been keeping a close eye on the current changes to the Steam marketplace, so I was curious to hear the perspective of the developers behind the final Steam Greenlight game ever.

Both Alex Nechita and Alex Nae share excellent advice and insight in this week’s episode, particularly when it comes to persevering. As we, as an industry, transition to Steam Direct and the future of the “indiepocalypse”, it’s important for us as developers and creators to continue to persevere. As Alex Nae says, “Fail as fast as you can, and try everything that seems impossible.” It’s only then that you’ll find success.

– Logan Schultz, Indie Insider Host

Have thoughts or questions? Want to be on the show? Email us: [email protected].

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