These days, you don’t have to work for a major video game publisher to become a game developer. Instead, an increasing number of millennials are choosing to become “indie” game developers. Rather than working with big teams and massive budgets, these talented individuals work alone or in small groups, using their passion (and often much of their free time) to craft exciting, innovative games.
The larger gaming world is taking notice. Indie games are readily available on major gaming consoles and smartphones alike. Gaming giant Nintendo has even credited some of the success of its record-breaking Switch console to the system’s growing library of indie games. Titles like Stardew Valley have sold millions of copies – but at the same time, other indie game projects have gone overlooked and forgotten.
Simply put, not everyone has been lucky enough to become the next Stardew Valley. But achieving financial independence as an up-and-coming millennial game developer is possible – and Cloud Moolah is hoping to make that a reality for a much larger number of developers.
Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the world of game development or looking for ways to better monetize your craft, Cloud Moolah looks to be the next big step in fueling the success of independent developers across the globe.
Leveraging the Power of the Blockchain
Blockchain technology is a key part of Cloud Moolah’s potential. Though cryptocurrencies may no longer be dominating headlines like they were a few months ago, one thing is certain: this alternative to traditional investing is here to stay. This opens up major possibilities for millennial game developers, because it dramatically expands the size of their potential audience.
The lack of a universally accepted payment option has long created barriers in the distribution of digital games. International gamers don’t always have access to a credit card. In fact, in many Southeast Asian countries, credit card penetration rates are well below 5 percent. When combined with other barriers like currency exchanges, hefty payment processing fees and processing delays, international purchases can become nearly impossible.
.u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207 padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:inherit; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid inherit!important; text-decoration:none; .u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207:active, .u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207:hover opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; .u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207 transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; .u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207 .ctaText font-weight:bold; color:#141414; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; .u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207 .postTitle color:inherit; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; .u530bcb7fac81549f3fc18704b8e0b207:hover .postTitle text-decoration: underline!important;
The store itself is fully localized in several countries, catering to the linguistic needs and gaming interests of different communities. Simple, easily-navigable listings allow both published games and Kickstarter-style fundraisers to gain the financial support they need to achieve success. This can be especially beneficial for games where the gameplay experience doesn’t depend on the users’ ability to speak English.
This streamlined distribution model not only makes it easier for gamers in different countries to find great new independent games, it also reduces much of the marketing and logistics burden on the developers themselves. Simplifying distribution allows millennial developers to earn even more money by giving them time to focus on what matters most – making great games.
Making Games and Making Money
Becoming a full-time game developer seems like little more than a dream for many millennials, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of Cloud Moolah, more developers can leverage the blockchain to reach gamers around the world, increasing their sales and ensuring that they can make a profit.
With Cloud Moolah’s technology, you don’t need a multimillion dollar budget or a stroke of luck to successfully launch your own indie games. Soon, even more millennial developers will be able to make an impact on one of the fastest-growing arenas in the world of digital entertainment.