STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT is a series of documentary videos and podcasts produced by Flying Saucer Media, and created by Russ Pitts. The series features human stories about real people who make video games. The Stage of Development Podcast features expanded interviews with game makers about how they make games, why they makes games, and how making games has impacted their lives.

Jamie Sanchez is one of the founding members of both the Indie City Co-op and Bit Bash, Chicago’s games-only coworking space and indie games festival, respectively. I talked with Jamie about how she helped build both communities, why Chicago is a great place to be involved in games, and the perils (amd joys) of working independently.

The SODPOD has a Patreon! If we reach our Patreon gal, we can make the SODPOD weekly for realsies. With indie developers from all over the world. If you like what we’re doing, lend a hand! And thank you.