Can Small Game Studios Make Great Games

Of the surface it looks like it is too hard for small developers to keep up with Big GameDev. We don’t have the gaming media in our pockets, we don’t have their marketing expertise (and contacts), and most importantly we don’t have their budgets. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we need to suffer the neglect of large game development companies. h2>What Are the Differences Between Small Game Studios and Larger Ones? The downsides of small companies are: Budgets – this is the big one. We just don’t have the budgets that Big GameDev does Therefore, we can’t afford to pay […]

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Do Gamers Need a Bill of Rights

How to Best Protect Gamers From Big GameDev and Corrupt Games `Journalism` A lot of talk has gone on during the past few years about ‘gamers bill of rights’. In fact there is an entire site started up by Stardock’s Brad Wardell (who is a developer I admire a lot) dedicated to that topic. Why the fuss? Big GameDev has made it clear they care most about short-term quarterly profits instead of making great games They focus on graphics at the expense of gameplay They rush unfinished games to market to hide management / planning mistakes They ram ideology down […]

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