Solo Developer Funding

Sagar Dabas
Settler

Solo Developer Funding

I have been developing Vive games now for almost a year. But now I want to leave my job and start developing my own game. I would buy most of the assets from assets stores.

Is there any chance of getting funded from Vive Studios program with a single man team and just an awesome prototype ? So I could I hire a team and possibly rent an office.

 

Thanks.

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Vive Staff

Re: Solo Developer Funding

There's definitely a chance Vive Studios would be interested but they handle things on a case by case basis. The application form is currently undergoing maintenance but can normally be found here. I can't speak to the level of support they can offer.

 

Some of the most successful VR projects have been made by studios with 1-3 devs so it is possible. That said, funding in VR is very competitive and the funding cycles are incredibly long. There is a wonderful Voices of VR episode about the funding landscape. An honest answer is that you shouldn't rely on trying to find funding from a singe source and that funding cycles can be a pretty epic journey - having community support goes along way. 


David R

Technical Specialist - San Francisco, CA; Monday-Friday

Click here to send me a PM

Sagar Dabas
Settler

Re: Solo Developer Funding

Thanks @VibrantNebula ,

I just needed motivation to start this, it's a huge risk for me. But I am definitely going to do this.

Funding is never my first choice but sometimes you can't help it.

Thanks for your advice and the links, I will explore all the options.

Se7en11
Architect

Re: Solo Developer Funding



Hey @Sagar Dabasi havesent you a pm with a good lot of links for funders and people that support VR and Indie devs.
and when you need some testers make sure you get in touch with me. We work with a lot of devs testing and helping make awesme games. 

Check your Pm 

Se7en

Se7enVR
-Is it Real or Just VR? not a question just a Signature
Sagar Dabas
Settler

Re: Solo Developer Funding

@Se7en11, wow that's great. I have added you, will let you know as soon as I am finished with the prototype.

Thanks a lot, thats a big help.

Vive Staff

Re: Solo Developer Funding

@Sagar Dabas The Vive Studios form is online - PM me when you fill it out and I'll see if I can bump it up internally. Like I said above, funding for VR projects is quite a journey! Good luck!


David R

Technical Specialist - San Francisco, CA; Monday-Friday

Click here to send me a PM

Sagar Dabas
Settler

Re: Solo Developer Funding

Thanks a lot @VibrantNebula , sure I will do that.