Even when you’re running your own gaming studio, it’s not always about the fun and games, as Brett laughs: “To make money!” Rob elaborates: “There’s this big lie that they tell you when you first go freelance and self-employed, it’s that you have more time and more freedom. Then you start up and realise you’re working 70 hour weeks and you’re not being paid”.
“But that does become a problem, it’s finding access to cash. We have people on our team who do second jobs, we do contract work on the sides, so we’re not exclusively a games studio at the moment. It’s what we want to do, but we have to do other work to finance that.” They only have a vague idea of what their final year holds, with Simon stating: “They can’t say for sure, but they’ve given us the general idea of what we might be doing, so we can look into it and prepare for that.”