Reaching Rock Bottom

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..


Update 8.05: Flappy Zeppelin Grinding

The last update felt incomplete for me so here a second Update this week.
(live tonight on Android, 2 days later on iOS)

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+Permanent Mini-game: Zeppelin Transport Mastery added to Island 2.
Each gained Zeppelin Lvl will increase the Wood transported to the new Island.
For both the mini-game and the Wood Box drop. (max. 500k*lvl and max. 100k*lvl)
Each Zeppelin Lvl also grants +1 Score.
Wood Transported by screen change from Island 1 to Island 2 is fix max. 500k.
+In-app options pop up added to the new island. Golden Axe also decreases timer time by /4.
+Tweak: iOS Game Center log in only happens on trophy touch not on scene starts (was annoying)
+Bug fix: Wood Boxes would sometimes drop to early – fixed (Timers does NOT longer tick app closed)

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Orcs: New Game Patch 6.1

New Game Version out
Quest series continues:
+1 Spooky Castles Chamber 3 has opened!
+Speed and Difficulty Tweaks on Spooky Castles Chamber 2 and 1
Chop Chop Screen:
+Bat added to the Orc Chop Chop screen as long the Spooky quest series is active
+Loading Bar for quests added
+After quest 9 internet is required to play, or having the golden axe will enable you to play offline.

Creepy just won Game of the month- Gamesalad Community

The software I do use to create my mobile games is called game salad.
And each month they pick the winner of their game of the month contest.
This month my latest launched mobile game title called „Creepy“ won the race 🙂

Yippie! 🙂

More here:
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