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Game genres that are easy for Indie GameDev (especially SoloDev) to work on

  • Evelyn
    Full-time IndieDev.
    I'm Japanese, so please forgive me if my English is strange.

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Hi, I'm Evelyn!

In this blog post I'll share with you what I have learned about the game genre.

I also have a Youtube video that explains the same thing!

It's only about a minute long, so I hope you'll watch the video and subscribe to my channel.

Table of Contents

Well known games

If the game is famous, even if it is analog, it is loved by many people and therefore more likely to be played as a result of appearing in search results.

  • Chess
  • Playing cards
  • Mahjong
  • Shogi
  • etc.
It may not be the game you want to make. However, it is one way to consider.

Genres that have magazines

There is a strong market for the genre of magazines in bookstores.

Also, people who like these genres tend to be accustomed to paying for entertainment.

  • Horse racing
  • gambling
  • Divination
  • Illustration
  • Manga and Anime
  • etc.
Might as well incorporate it as part of the game!

In some cases, the game genre itself has a core fan base.

  • Love simulation
  • War Games
  • 8 bit (or Voxel games)
  • Escape Games
  • etc.
Escape games in particular are often played by one person, so it's easy for indies to make them!

App Dev

Lastly, I apologize that this is not a game, but let me mention the development of tool-based applications.

Developing tool-based applications has the following advantages .

  • Development can be done in a shorter period of time compared to games.
  • Users who like the app are likely to use it for a long time.
  • Easy to establish revenue.
If you are not particular about games, then developing tool-based applications is one way to go.


What did you think? The following is a summary again.

Genres that are easy for an Indie to tackle
  • Well known games
  • Genres that have magazines
  • Strong trending genres
  • App Dev

Thank you for reading to the end.

I hope the contents of this article have been useful to you in your game development. I look forward to the day when I can play your game.

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