I made a game studio

Posted by twisterghost on Aug. 24, 2017, 8:02 a.m.

Hello world.

A friend/coworker approached me a few months ago after he returned from an extended trip abroad. He told me he wanted to make games with me, referencing the tabletop game that I had been playtesting in our office. He's definitely more knowledgeable of the tabletop game world than I am, so I immediately said yes.

Fast forward to now, and I've got some exciting news. We are now formally a game studio, Nevershine LLC.

Our first project together is the tabletop game, but we have plans to also do video games. Right now, we're mainly focused on figuring out our path forward, finding publishers and fleshing out the game. We built and ordered our first dev kits, which are really just a bunch of printed postcards and some poker chips, but hey, better than the handwritten index cards they used to be.

I also plan to be publishing Evenfall Arcane under Nevershine. That has not fallen away. However, it may slow down development slightly, since I'm working full time at my day job, and working on building this studio / tabletop game with my partner.

I'm thrilled to finally have a registered, real company I can call my own game studio. It's a dream of mine, and I hope to see it work out. Time will tell.

If you'd like to follow our work, we're on twitter at @NevershineLLC and you can visit our super duper minimal website at nevershine.games.



link2x101 2 years, 10 months ago

It seems to be a running theme; that every time I check back here, you're on to something new and exciting. I'm glad for you. Subscribed to the mailing list, and making absolutely certain I have you both on Twitter.

StevenOBrien 2 years, 10 months ago

Awesome, happy for you. :) What does "Nevershine" mean, though?

twisterghost 2 years, 10 months ago

@link2x101 thank you so much! Very kind words. I hope to not let you down.

@StevenOBrien - It doesn't mean a whole lot specifically. We were spitballing name ideas and this one was among the more tolerable ones, and had really good branding potential, ha! Something like a black sun, or eclipse in my mind.

StevenOBrien 2 years, 10 months ago

I dunno, it sounds kinda pessimistic to me, like your work never shines, or something. Then again, Neversoft did pretty well…

twisterghost 2 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, I know it sounds a bit pessimistic, but we like the tongue in cheek style of it.

I had a pit in my stomach for a second when I remembered "neversoft" for when we registered the name, but then remembered that's not a problem anymore… :(

Mairu 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm going to be the boring one and say: I hope you both have signed a contract in case things either go very bad or very good.

Verbal agreements leave too much room for misinterpretation (which then could be misinterpreted as malice! D: ) and there are probably a bunch of things you haven't thought about/discussed together that hashing out a contract would bring into focus.

twisterghost 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm going to be the boring one and say: I hope you both have signed a contract in case things either go very bad or very good.

We have. In order to file for an LLC as joint owners here, this is required. We've gone through it with a third party and agreed to all sorts of "if"s in writing.

Mairu 2 years, 10 months ago

Well then . . .