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Indie Dev Story - Quit your job to become an indie developer and make your first game.

A singleplayer 'clicker' game which tries to mimic the frantic feeling of being an indie developer; make your game while trying to stay healthy, social and earning enough money to pay the bills.

- How will your game do when it releases?


  • Left click or Spacebar - to perform task
  • Right click to switch task (Work on Game, Sleep, Earn Money, Fitness, Social) or quick switch using keyboard 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Make sure you earn enough money to pay your bills!
  • Buy more items to make your life easier

I wrote a postmortem about making the game if you are interested in development stuff: HERE

View patch notes for V1.1 & V1.2 check out: HERE


Updated 2 days ago
Release date Dec 04, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Made withUnreal Engine
TagsClicker, clicking, dev, game, Indie, indie-dev-story, indie-game-dev, Singleplayer, story, Voxel
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksHomepage, Twitter


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IndieDevStory_V1_2_Windows64Bit.zip 103 MB
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So is development done on this? Doesnt seem to be updated any longer and the dev moved on to another game. Just wondering if its actually complete or just abandoned.

Yo jimrad1, 

It's a complete game, short but sweet. I updated it a few times with fixes after it came out and now I'm working on new stuff. 

oh hey awesome. I will pick it up for sure tomorrow morning. Thank you for getting back to me. Awesome looking work. !




This is a great game! Very good at passing the time! Highly recommend that you buy this and give it a go!:D


I max out at 98%, always XD.

Also, it's a really nice concept, but It only lasts for a few minutes and then there is no point in replaying what so ever.


A really fun little game. It really has potential and I hope that more people find out about it. Here's my gameplay:


I CANT DO THIS.... it is too much STRESS !! PLS help me !! ( gun to head)


why did you make it one dollar i mean inless its a finished pollished game not many people are going to buy it and less people means less free play testers and less ideas for you to add i like playing a unfinished game and then leaving feedback so they can make it better but i will not pay for a game thats unfinished.

Now its $1.

I said that

ok what i mean is that if you make them pay for the game less people will play it meaning less feedback


But... it's a dollar. Is it really that much different from free?

maybe for you it's free .. but for some guys (like me) that's too much

(not for the game .. but as a money 1$ is too much xD)

With multiple people, $1 can be hundreds more than free. The only reason I actually got it was because it looked cool and I had a dollar in my paypal.


Great game. Made me feel inspired to do some work. I managed to get up to 98% approval rating after a few playthroughs. I had everything maxed out though. I wonder how to get to 100%


Super fun game! Haven't played a clicker since Huniecam Studio, and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the game.

If I had any qualms about the game, it would be how quickly the game goes by. I understand the point of the speed, but i feel as though it could have been dialed down a bit. I found myself panicking and going bankrupt on many occasions rather than making smart decisions, but i suppose that's the life of an indie developer? Anyway, loved the game, and hope to see more out of you!


Thumbs down, no servers in Australia.


Keep up the good work!



Is there any way to listen to the music without launching the game ?

Yo dommy,

It all gets packaged up during the cooking process but here are links to the songs I bought for it, you could have a listen there!:

The chill song: https://audiojungle.net/item/ambient/10679107

The Dubstep song: https://audiojungle.net/item/dubstep/15833425

The rock song: https://audiojungle.net/item/hard-rock/16934441


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Played this game, couldn't get above mixed reviews! This game is relentless. O_o Pretty fun apart from the carpal tunnel that I'm developing, but I guess it's worth it. I really hope you make more games in the future!



As a person who tries to be a game developer himself, I really enjoy watching devs diaries, reading devs blogs and especially play well-made games about hard-working devs by hard-working devs (so, if you want to have a stimulus to be a hard-working dev you could just watch hard-working dev do his hard-working dev stuff, so...)

[Sorry, I just couldn't stop :D]

So, I just want to say some things about my experience with this game.

The gameplay is just hard-clicking. But it was executed very well! You're a game dev who tries to live, work out, get some money (sleep even! ) and finish his baby - his wonderful game. Oh, yeah, you even supposed to hang out with people, so, you have friends. I̶ ̶s̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶d̶u̶c̶k̶ ̶'̶e̶m̶ ̶d̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶s̶e̶ ̶c̶r̶e̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶d̶a̶y̶s xD

Visuals are pretty simple, because of its blocky style, but it looks really neat. It reminds me of a voxel art. I really want to bring an animation of the game on this topic. It makes half of the fun of the game because of how comedic and choppy it looks.

All SFX are cool and add to art-style, so as music. They create this tycoon game feeling!

All n all, I really like this game!

I made a video on it if you're interested in seeing real life reactions to it ;)

Hey man, Thanks for playing, enjoyed your playthrough! If you are into development stuff you might like the postmortem that I wrote: http://www.cbgamedev.com/?p=311 I used Unreal 4 to make the game!


Its very hard to balance working, and earning money and buying stuff while making a game, but I am pleased I did well even if I live in a terrible building...haha.

YouTube: Fellowplayer

Haha, "its a game developers nightmare" you made me laugh. You need to buy items on the left! I'm impressed that you managed to 72% without buying anything!

True I know you can buy stuff but since when does a indie developer live in luxury, hehe. maybe if I had a bit more time I would but having just a couple of minutes I had to click fast.



My arm hurts, my game was bad, and I need a new job.


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This game hahahahaha Twitter: https://twitter.com/DraptGames

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I really liked the concept, design, and aesthetics. Gameplay timing and balance could use some tuning. Your postmortem write-up stated you were aiming for 8-minute playthroughs, but it seems I am getting through playthroughs in about 3-4 minutes instead. Could it be an issue tied to processor speed affecting game timing? If so, it's needless to say that things feel a little *too* rushed, and it's impossible to take the time to enjoy the effort you've put into the animation and visual design details.


  • Runs too fast
  • Mood has no effect on work efficiency (you can just ignore sleep, fitness, social and get 95% overwhelmingly positive)
  • Bills are not being deducted from cash balance
  • Can't type a custom name or game name at start

Hey kurib big thanks for the feedback! Just released a patch which should fix a bunch of the issues that you saw. One of the biggest was that I changed the way that I was calculating the days passed. Originally I was doing it off tick, now its done off a looping timed function which I think fixed a bunch of things! Thanks for playing!


My hand cramped so hard LOL - highest I got was 85% XD


needs to slow down time. It goees by too quick and no one can keep up or see it complete. Tbh this is a bit ironic with the review on this game lol

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Cool game! Could use some more variety, as it gets repetitive quick!

Just like real indie developing.


I disagree!


Loved it. Def could use some work. but still fun. wish there were more days tho

this game is utter rubbish its pretty much 5mins of nothing Game Dev Tycoon should be your inspiration for this game more time and more fun this game is a complete Uninstall factor and is the biggest waste of time and no one should ever download this unless there is a way to set how long you want your time to be hell add an unlimited mode but 30 days thats like 1min of clicking you might just be the worst developer I have ever seen try to make a game and it was good until I realised you really can't beat this if 30 days is all you get and you can't up that ammount of time to say 1000 days. Lets face it you made this game in 30days so you decided to make this game about you not about the people playing your game.


Not running on my windows 7 32 bits :v

Hey samitcc3,

Just released a new patch wich has a cooked a 32-bit version, hopefully that should work for you!


Remember kids,

if you want to be a game developer you don't need any fancy software, beast computers, or extra help.

You just need an autoclicker.


Fantastic little game, intense and hilarious.


The game was awesome! The time in the game just flys by!

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This was surprisingly enjoyable. Decided to do a video on it.

Hi, I need help with the game. You see, my computer cannot handle the screen resolution of the game, I would like to lower it to a manageable standard. Could anyone tell me how? I would really appreciate it.

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Hey AryanR, Put out a new patch that has resolution fixes in it, should hopefully sort you out! Let me know if you still have any problems! Cheers


I liked this quite a bit. Covered it over at my channel:


I played your game, it's really cozy! Love the isometric cube artstyle. It was so very stressful the first 2 runs where so many things pop up on the screen, the time is running faster than Usain Bolt and people enter and leave your apartment as they please. I even ended trying to cheat and still lost... :D

Really liked the game though!