@nicknicknicknick I think the biggest hurdle for me, and everyone I've talked to about doing something like this, is just... money. We're all adults with partners, kids, mortgages; it's been real hard in recent years for any of us to see a path to financial stability through pretty much anything indie. :(
yup, that's totally fair! and tbh, in a lot of ways we're also struggling to keep this thing that is both a business and an artistic statement afloat. The Algorithm is hostile to us always. folks will claim XGP/PSPlus/Apple Arcade & similar subscription formats are indie-friendly but ultimately we're still beholden to an invisible market ideal, which is not ideal!