Matthew Gatland

Contracts, Paint, High School Websites

September 22, 2013

Hey! I haven’t released a game for a while. What did I do all month?

The Pop-Up Games Arcade

A hand-painted laptop

Turned down a job

A lecturer offered me some contract work, building a game for her and the university. This was a great opportunity, but was it right for me?

At Webstock this year, Jim Coudal said “fire your clients!” His company fired its clients one-by-one until there were none left. Now they work only own their own projects.

I can already afford to work on my own projects, which is what I really want to do. Taking on a client is not a step towards that goal.

In the end, I turned down the job — recommending some friends instead.

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