Empowering Indies

Networking For Timid Indies

We specialize in empowering indie game developers with the skills and confidence needed to navigate the challenging world of networking. We understand that many indie developers, particularly those who are more introverted or socially awkward, find networking to be a daunting task.

Our networking services are designed to help you build meaningful connections, expand your professional network, and open doors to new opportunities.

Understanding Your Challenges

We know that many indie developers are passionate about their craft but may feel uncomfortable or unsure about how to network effectively.

Common challenges include

Anxiety or shyness

Feeling nervous or shy in a work or business environment. Thoughts of being unworthy or doubting their own accomplishments.

Uncertainty

Confusion around reaching out to professionals in the industry. Struggles with making the first contact or breaking into established networks.

Limited Access to Events

Challenges in attending industry events, conferences, and meetups due to geographical, financial, or scheduling constraints.

Maintenance

Difficulty maintaining and nurturing professional relationships over time by choosing to start anew vs. improving existing connections.

Confidence

Struggling with confidently presenting yourself and your work to potential partners, publishers, or investors who have the power to take your career to new heights.

Identifying Opportunities

Discovering the perfect networking opportunities and uncovering the most valuable events and communities to invest your time in.


You don’t have to go at it alone

Don’t limit yourself, whether it’s finding the perfect team members or securing investors for your next big project, networking is the key to success.

It may take time, but trust us, the rewards are worth it. Keep honing your networking skills and watch as it brings you endless dividends. Let’s start building connections and making things happen together!

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Why Networking Matters

Networking is a crucial aspect of success in the game development industry. Building relationships with other developers, publishers, investors, and industry professionals can provide you with valuable insights, collaboration opportunities, and the support you need to bring your projects to fruition.

Effective networking can lead to partnerships, funding, and greater visibility for your games, ultimately helping you achieve your goals as an indie developer.

“Networking is a lot like nutrition and fitness: we know what to do, the hard part is making it a top priority.”

Herminia Ibarra

Professor, London Business School


Our Approach​

At Viroid Games, we take a personalized and empathetic approach to networking. Our goal is to help you overcome these challenges and develop the skills and confidence needed to network effectively. We offer a range of services designed to meet your unique needs and preferences.

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Networking Workshops

Join our interactive workshops where we cover the fundamentals of networking, from starting conversations to following up. You’ll learn practical techniques and strategies for building professional relationships in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

One-on-One Coaching

Our experienced coaches provide personalized guidance to help you overcome social anxiety and develop a networking plan tailored to your goals. Through role-playing and real-world practice, you’ll gain the confidence to engage with industry professionals effectively.

Industry Events & Meetups

We organize and host industry-specific events and meetups where you can practice your networking skills in a friendly and welcoming setting. These events provide a platform to connect with other indie developers, share experiences, and form valuable connections.

Online Networking Strategies

Learn how to leverage online platforms such as Discord, LinkedIn, Twitter, and game development forums to expand your network. We’ll teach you how to create a compelling online presence, engage with industry communities, and build relationships remotely.

Success Stories

Hear from other indie developers who have benefited from our networking services.

MARK H., GAME INDUSTRY NEWCOMER​​

As I approached my 40s, I felt like I was losing my grip on my dream of working in the games industry. I’d always been passionate about games, but life had taken me in a different direction. I’d built a successful career in a different field, but the fire in my belly had dimmed.

I felt like I was too old, too rusty, and too out of touch to make a meaningful contribution to the industry. But the desire to create something that brought joy to people never went away. I just didn’t know where to start or if anyone would take me seriously at my age.

Working with Viroid Games was a game-changer (pun intended!). They helped me see that my age and experience were actually assets, not liabilities. They guided me in updating my skills, refining my portfolio, and building a strong online presence.

Most importantly, they helped me overcome my own self-doubt and imposter syndrome. With their support, I’ve been able to land freelance projects, connect with other industry professionals, and feel like I’m finally a part of the games community.

If you’re like me, feeling like you’re too old or too late to the party, I want you to know that it’s never too late to pursue your passion. Viroid Games can help you reignite your spark and contribute meaningfully to the games industry, no matter your age.

“Today, I no longer dread networking events. In fact, I look forward to them! I’ve made valuable connections, found potential collaborators, and even landed a few promising partnerships. Viroid Games’ consultation services have been instrumental in helping me overcome my shyness and unlock the potential of my game development business.”​

VIKRAM​

Sound Engineer​

“I was always intimidated by the idea of networking. As a shy indie game developer, the thought of approaching strangers and pitching my game made me anxious. But after working with Viroid Games, I realized that networking didn’t have to be a daunting task. Their guidance and personalized coaching helped me build confidence in my communication skills and identify my ideal audience. ”​

ENDER R.​

Indie Game Developer​

“As a recent graduate in game art, I was excited to dive into the industry but felt uncertain about how to get started as a freelancer. Networking seemed like a mystery, and I worried that my lack of connections would hold me back. If you’re a recent graduate looking to break into the game industry as a freelancer, I highly recommend Viroid Games’ consultation services.”​

RACHEL

Freelance Game Artist

Get Started Today

Ready to take the next step in your game development journey? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how our networking services can help you build the connections you need to succeed.

Networking doesn’t have to be intimidating. With the right support and strategies, you can overcome your fears and build a strong professional network that will propel your career forward. Let us help you unlock new opportunities and achieve your goals as an indie game developer.

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Diverse Range of Services​

Our consulting services are tailored to each individual and their specific needs, providing personalized advice and support to help you reach your goals. And for those seeking a touch of creativity, our art services offer a unique and skilled perspective to bring your visions to life.

Together, these services work hand in hand to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to any project.

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