Papers please. No really, where’s your papers?
The guys over at Size Five Games covered an important aspect that I don’t think gets enough attention.
In fact, you never see anyone really discussing it, even though it’s one of the most important aspects of any business, indie game studios included.
Their post All the Boring Bits of Paperwork you have to do as an Indie Developer highlights the importance of your record keeping, or more specifically what records are important and must be kept up to date.
It also covers those most heinous of tasks… keeping up with your accounting, contracts, and invoices. We all hate it, but it’s part of the “yay, I’m an indie developer!” package.
Like Size Five says, the ultimate dream is to sell enough copies of a game that you can afford to hire someone else, give them an officeManager@yourcompany.com email address, and get them to do all the above for you.
Until then, head over to their post and learn what you should (and shouldn’t) do with your papers.