The GameDev Business Handbook - Budget Supplement
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Copyright © 2017 Bithell Games. Made possible by purchasers of The GameDev Business Handbook (GameDevBizBook.com). For instructions on use, visit GameDevBizBook.com/digital-supplements.
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YearlyMonthlyHourlyTotalsJanuary Y1February Y1March Y1April Y1May Y1June Y1July Y1August Y1September Y1October Y1November Y1December Y1January Y2February Y2March Y2April Y2May Y2June Y2July Y2August Y2September Y2Total
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Month 1Month 2Month 3Month 4Month 5Month 6Month 7Month 8Month 9Month 10Month 11Month 12Month 13Month 14Month 15Month 16Month 17Month 18Month 19Month 20Month 21
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Key MilestonesVertical sliceAlphaBetaGoldLaunchPost-launch
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Production PeriodsPre-ProductionProductionAlpha/BetaPost-launch support
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Income$273,976Euro Conversion
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76$3,592€0.86€3,102.24
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Creative and Business Leads
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Creative Lead/Designer$39,150$3,263$18.75$51,863100100100100100100100100100100100100174174174174174174174174174Total (w/ G&A)£0.77£2,763.65
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Business Manager$39,154$3,263$18.75$9,7512020202020202020202020202020404040404040$317,176$4,158
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Operations Subtotal (Cash)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0Hour Total
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Operations Subtotal (Founder Salary To Be Reimbursed)
$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$3,638$3,638$4,013$4,013$4,013$4,013$4,013$4,013$3,263$61,6143,286
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Operations Total$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,250$3,638$3,638$4,013$4,013$4,013$4,013$4,013$4,013$3,263$61,614
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Coder
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Technical Lead / Coder$39,150$3,263$18.75$51,863100100100100100100100100100100100100174174174174174174174174174
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Coder (Contract)$62,640$5,220$30.00$13,2004040404040404040404040
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Coder Subtotal (Cash)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$0$0$13,200Hour Total
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Coder Subtotal (Founder Salary To Be Reimbursed)
$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$51,8633,206
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Coder Total$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$3,075$3,075$3,075$3,075$4,463$4,463$4,463$4,463$4,463$4,463$4,463$3,263$3,263$65,063
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Art Lead$39,150$3,263$18.75$51,863100100100100100100100100100100100100174174174174174174174174174
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Concept Art (Contract)$62,640$5,220$30.00$7,200404040404040
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Character Art (Contract)$62,640$5,220$30.00$10,800404040404040404040
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Environment Artist (Contract)$62,640$5,220$30.00$5,4002040404040
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Art Subtotal (Cash)$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200$2,400$3,000$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,400$1,200$1,200$1,200$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$23,400Hour Total
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Art Subtotal (Founder Salary To Be Reimbursed)
$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$51,8633,546
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Art Total$3,075$3,075$3,075$3,075$4,275$4,875$4,275$4,275$4,275$4,275$3,075$3,075$4,463$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$75,263
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Animation Lead$39,150$3,263$18.75$40,613100100100100100100174174174174174174174174174
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Animation Subtotal (Cash)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0Hour Total
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Animation Subtotal (Founder Salary To Be Reimbursed)
$0$0$0$0$0$0$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$40,6132,166
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Animation Total$0$0$0$0$0$0$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$3,263$40,613
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Sound Engineer$4,000$2,000$2,000
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MusicRevenue Share
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Testing$5,000$1,250$1,250$1,250$1,250
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Contracted Serv. Total$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$2,000$2,000$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$4,000
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Production G&A
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Software/Serv/Cloud (Software as a Service - SaaS)
$27,425$1,038$1,038$1,038$1,038$1,050$1,063$1,400$1,400$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413
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Rent ($0 - Working remotely or out of someone's home)
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Production G&A$1,038$1,038$1,038$1,038$1,050$1,063$1,400$1,400$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$1,413$27,425
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Accounting$1,500$500$1,000
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Legal$6,000$2,000$2,000$1,000$1,000
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Misc.$2,400$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200$200
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Travel$31,500$4,500$1,500$6,000$1,500$6,000$3,000$6,000$3,000
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G&A$2,200$200$6,700$2,200$200$6,200$200$1,700$1,200$200$200$200$1,200$200$7,200$3,200$200$6,200$200$3,200$200$43,200
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Total Expenses (Cash)$4,438$2,438$8,938$4,438$3,650$10,263$4,000$5,500$6,213$7,213$6,013$4,013$5,013$2,813$9,813$5,813$2,813$8,813$2,813$4,613$1,613$111,225
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Total Expenses (Salary to be Reimbursed)
$6,000$6,000$6,000$6,000$6,000$6,000$7,875$7,875$7,875$7,875$7,875$7,875$13,425$13,425$13,800$13,800$13,800$13,800$13,800$13,800$13,050$205,951
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Profit/Loss-$10,438-$18,875-$33,813-$44,250-$53,900-$70,163-$82,038-$95,413-$109,500-$124,588-$138,475-$150,363-$168,801-$185,038-$208,651-$228,263-$244,876-$267,488-$284,101-$302,514-$317,176-$317,176
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Founder Cash$4,438$2,438$8,938$4,438$3,650$10,263$4,000$5,500$6,213$7,213$6,013$4,013$5,013$2,813$9,813$5,813$2,813$8,813$2,813$4,613$1,613$111,225
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Cashflow$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
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Pre-production:$70,163Production:$213,938Post-launch: $33,075
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