Gamasutra - The Lone Coder: Minter, Preece And Cooper Talk Doing It Yourself

Programmers making games on their own face steep odds, butting up on one side against the gorilla of commercial development, and against the challenges of independence, finances and satisfying an enormous community on the other.

As lone coders, Space Giraffe creator Jeff Minter, Desktop Tower Defense designer Paul Preece, and EA expat-turned-Boxhead series creator Sean Cooper may represent a dying breed in the days of burgeoning dev teams and even bigger budgets. But the three had an opportunity to speak out at the recent Develop Conference and Expo in Brighton -- Gamasutra was there to hear Edge Magazine's Alex Wiltshire lead them in a panel discussion focused on their experiences in going it alone.

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