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Episode 4: Making A Video Game, Side Stepping Your Job For Your Side Hustle.

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

Episode 4

Have you ever wanted to get into the video game design world? Lots do but don’t do anything about it so why not go after it? On this episode we go behind the scenes with executive director and lead designer Nate Moore of Gharyn Game Studios founded in 2017 based in Manchester, NH.

Ryan is currently working a voice acting and writing role on Nate’s team for his game and decided his story aligned so well with our audience and Dave’s timeline. Working the side hustle is tough unless you know that its going to be for real. Success doesn’t happen overnight, the people we perceive “taking off” have been working their ass off for years and grinding and finally hit a spark in their journey. Do whatever you need to do to take on your dream in a real way despite how difficult it can be to work a full time job and a full time “side hustle”.

In This Episode You’ll Discover

  • Crowdfunding

  • Building your business to prepare for a career in it

  • In the side hustle!

  • What’s your time worth?

  • What weird things do you do because your so passionate about what you are planning on?

  • Team communication needs

  • Sectioning yourself

  • The more you put the time in the easier it is to put the time in

  • Unbiased minds and their importance

  • Dave shows mixes to workers at vehicle repair shops…….

  • Avoid the Netflix pool (is that real?)

  • Staying engaged and having a plan on how its going to happen

  • Waking Up From Work Battle Axe!

  • We make up reasons why we can’t

  • When to collaborate?


“You ever get caught in public and realize your doing something weird as shit because whatever it is you are trying to accomplish? It’s not normal for you to be in a supermarket harmonizing with whatever your listening in your headphones” Dave Swillum

“ Not to totally switch it up, but we’re going to totally switch it up” Dave/Ryan


Nate’s website

Nate's Recommended Book

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