Being an Indie is Hard

Zach Waugh of Giant Comet and Flint fame writes:

But even after I released Flint for iOS in late 2013, I was only making about half of what I would need to go full-time comfortably. Building apps by yourself is a grind, and I was starting to wear thin, so I decided to leave Giant Comet as a side-project.

A wonderful product, aimed at a passionate, niche market and it’s still a struggle and grind to make it full-time.

On a different note, Jared Sinclair with advice for the creators of the superb Crossy Road, who he’s afraid might go out of business…

So much about staying alive as an ISV now depends on intangibles far beyond your design and programming abilities.