Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Games need to be Projects, not just vehicles for game companies
I just read an absolutely fantastic article here from Gamasutra entitled: Opinion-How Can We Reshape the Game Industry
Read it, love it, spread the word. Maybe somebody will try it. Maybe someday we will have unique games coming out instead of sequels and safe bets. Make sure you buy your unique games that do come out and vote for cool, unique and new with your dollars instead of supporting the tried and true (and tired) old franchises. If consumers refuse to change all we'll be playing in 10 years is Mario Kart, Tomb Raider, and Grand Theft Auto (or Auto Homicide 10 as I will affectionately call it) I dunno why people like to eat the same stuff all the time I think its like McDonald's founding principle though, if people know what they are going to get, they like that.
However in Hollywood, you can have creativity AND people can know they're gonna get something good, because they recognize director's and actor's names and they can read reviews and know. Therefore I say this IS doable and feasible. What say ye?