Funding for Indiegames
Financing your debut game is one of the big challenges for Independent Developers. Getting a great game published without being tied to an actual publisher often end up in debts or stretches development times drastically.
In Germany and throughout Europe, the established major funding institutions for cinema have been experimenting with the funding of interactive media and games for quiet some time now and as a whitty developer there are other options to e.g. applying for a company startup support or co-financing your project with art funding.
For two years now, a bunch of successful US based Indie Studios have teamed up to help aspiring startups to get their debut game out there. I had the chance to talk to Ron Carmel, co-founder of 2D Boy and partner of the Indie Fund.