not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake
nothings

So somebody I watch recently posted answers to a quiz that's been going around on LJ for seemingly months. The second half of it is a bunch of "five thing" questions, one of which is "five things I'd buy with $10,000". So here's a variant on that question: how I would spend $10K, $50K, $250K, $1M, and $10M.

$10K

Ten grand isn't much, since it's less than the savings I'm currently living on. I'd probably spend it on improving the artwork for one of my shareware games.

$50K

This would roughly double my current savings. I could use it to extend my independent development by some amount of time, or equivalently, I wouldn't need to do any consulting until I get my current planned games done (as things stand, I would). I'd probably also spend $5K or so on some musical equipment. Also improve the game art some.

$250K

I'd definitely get a car. Ideally, I'd buy a house if I could find something cheap enough--I'd prefer to get a mortgage but without any income it would be unlikely I guess, but in practice I will get a good-paying job before this would become an issue. I'd pump $10 or $20K into musical equipment.

$1M

Car, house, and use it to live off of and fund whatever random game stuff I want to do. Alternately, save it all and live off the interest.

$10M

Car, house, and fund a small team to develop a computer game for $1-3M. give away $1M to family&friends, $250K as patron to certain people to get them to do their "art" full time for a year, $5M into the bank to generate interest to live off of.
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