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How to make a good living from mobile game development without having a mega hit

Folmer Kelly gives the lowdown

How to make a good living from mobile game development without having a mega hit

At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016, Folmer Kelly, CEO of Sets and Settings, gave a talk on how to make it as an indie without the need for mega-successes.

"You probably don't know my games, and I make a pretty good living," began Kelly, saying that you don't need to spend millions on marketing to compete on the App Store and make money.

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"People tend not to believe there is no middle ground", he continued, saying that some people don't understand that not every game is either a major hit or an abject failure.

The reason behind this is because "people want to hear about the huge successes" - not the games that only do okay.

You can see all our videos from Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016 in this YouTube playlist.

Pocket Gamer Connects returns to London on January 16th and 17th. You can find details about the event and book your tickets here.


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Ric is the Editor of PocketGamer.biz, having started out as a Staff Writer on the site back in 2015. He received an honourable mention in both the MCV and Develop 30 Under 30 lists in 2016 and refuses to let anyone forget about it.

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