Since 2013 I am working for myself. As a full time Indie App Game Developer working on my own apps. Starting off with a savings Budget of 5000 Euro.
Since than it was fluctuating and dropping to lows like 1500 Euro just to rise up to 5000 and above again, to 8000. There were special the initial 8 Months where I made cents and the savings were burning down.
But what is killing all my savings right now are the estimated taxes I have to pay since 2016. Since I earned well in 2015 the amount I have to pre-pay every 3 months to the Finanzamt were big in 2016 and 2017. 1000 Euro and 500 Euro steps to be exactly.
In 2016 I pre-paid 3000 Euro and in 2017 2000 Euro.
While I was making 9800 in each of those years..
My Depot just reached the minus digit. (-1.66 Euro)
My tax lady had to keep postponing the tax entries for 2016 for more than a half year now, because she gave birth.
Im so desperately waiting for that tax entry which should give me back 2016+2017 => 5000 Euro – maybe 400 Euro max. But that could take another 3 months.
Were I will struggle to pay my rent and insurance.
Indie game developer full-time the life of a starving artist..
I shipped my newest games Orcs, two Weeks ago for Android devices. Some review pages already picked up the game and wrote about it. They really love it what is a good sign for me to invest more time on this one now.
Right now I do use Orc sounds where I do not own the license which could bring me in trouble. To avoid this and fix it as quick I can, I luckily got in contact with the professional voice Artist Elijah Lucian.
He will speak the new Orc voices live on twitch.tv you can check out his performance in a few hours (the show lasts 2 hours):
9-11 AM MST
Today I want to introduce you guys to a good friend of mine, we both started of as interns at YAGER Development wayyyyy baaaaack than, in 2010. Since then he has risen to one of the most talented concept artists within the gaming industry. He currently works for Big Point Mississippi. I’m already looking forward to make a small app game with him. It will hit the app store like a meteor.
The main reason I write about this guy now is that he just started doing his own print’s on shirts.
Designing and producing all by himself at his home.
Duc: „Screenprinting in the Bathroom! A Captains Delight lastminute Tshirt production for the Tuedeluet (https://www.facebook.com/events/295992833892128/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming)“
The online shop for the shirts is unfortunately not yet on air. But stay tuned and keep an eye on this one.
Check out all his stuff:
I smile a Lot – WordPress Blog
A Captain’s Delight