How many people are involved to take a product from an idea to a finished product in the hands of a customer?
I thank God for each idea that I get for a new game. Then you have stores that sell bristol board, paper and pens, where most ideas start out. So, a rough prototype is made. Then you have testers. Next is the graphic artist. More testing. Maybe family and friends, and then gamers you don’t know.
At some point you start talking to the manufacturer to get a quote and time frame. There will be shipping: by ocean or air and then ground. What about customs, distributors, wholesalers, stores – brick and mortar and online stores.
How about Kickstarter, Conventions, media releases, marketing, ads, etc. Investors, backers.
There is a lot of time and money expended on just one new project.
As the saying goes, there is no “I” in Team. The inventor or designer gets a lot of credit, but as we can see here, credit should go to many people.
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