Interview: Psychotic Psoftware and the trials and tribulations of indie development

Psychotic Psoftware’s Mike Hanson is no stranger to the gaming industry, as he has worked for an independent developer creating casual mobile titles for years. Today, his upcoming retro inspired 2D shooter, Power Up, is currently in the middle of its Kickstarter campaign and releasing on both Xbox Live Arcade and PC sometime later this year.

Despite what some people seem to believe, the current contraction within the gaming industry has affected the independent sector of the industry as well and Hanson knows the pains of its grips all too well. I recently got the chance to sit down and chat with Hanson about his new title, but while I had the chance, I got an intriguing insight on what it’s actually like to be in the shoes of an independent developer that’s trying to crack into the gaming industry full-time.

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