Analysis: Is There Money To Be Made In Indie Games?

Jeff Ward @ Gamasutra: "I'm looking at releasing an Xbox Live Indie Game in the next few months. Recently, along with Darius Kazemi, I started doing a little bit of math about indie game numbers, and it's gotten me wondering whether you can actually support yourself, and a company, on indie games -- indie, in this case, meaning a smallish team experimenting with interesting gameplay concepts and styles.

Now, I understand that since this deals more with money than passion, it may end up alienating me from the indie community, but as a developer I want to see small experimental games flourish, and I want to see those people developing them do well for themselves. This analysis questions whether or not that's even possible under our current thoughts and models."

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