Game Industry Analysts and Other Online Resources
Billy Pidgeon of M2 Research (www.m2research.com) has been a game industry analyst for many, many years, and was also the technical editor for this book. If you gained any valuable insights from reading it, a significant part of the thanks goes to him. At M2, he tells me, “We do any-size consulting, and we can offer strategic and tactical advice based on global game industry research broken down by sector.” Consider getting in touch with him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the URL suggests, www.pixelprospector.com/indie-resources has a boatload of links and info for indie game developers.
Finally, I highly recommend The International Game Developers Association (www.igda.org) for its resources and community. IGDA is an organization that connects you with other developers, offers a health plan, and even curates Kickstarter funders for game developers; see www.igda.org/kickstarter.