Yeah, saw this earlier, thought about it for a while. I wanted to give my opinion on it. I’ll say before anything they obviously blew up everything about indie development. So, it is like “don’t believe da hype” kind of thing. I’ll just make some quick points.
it’s really good up until like, let me check, 19 seconds I feel that it is pretty honest and accurate. But then…
guy 1: “pushing the boundaries of game design” indie devs obviously have more wiggle room vs industry to try new things, but let’s be honest here, 99% of the stuff out there is designed from very old design content. Don’t make it sound like indie dev’s are making revolutionary games. The foundation of taking a base design and expanding on it is still there. Please. This is not the second coming of pixel jesus.
girl 1: “indie designers are the saviors of video games” Yep. Keep saying shit like that, and people wonder why a lot of game devs get a bad rep. Please shut up with this. Saviors how? Like I said before, we all take base ideas from the “pool” and create our own content based off that. It’s absurd and incredibly pretentious for ANYONE idc who you are saying indie is the “savior” of video games.
The industry has a place.It always will. that is reality. Indie games also will have a place in the giant vortex that is creative medium. JEEBUS.
Kickstarter is another subject in the video. Kickstarter is a great tool, I’ve seen really great games get supported by “the people”. But, instead of relying on the public to fund your games, Why can’t indie devs find other means to get support? or at least get an easier way to do so. Why is it the average joe always have to carry them? If indie dev is exploding why aren’t there more programs to get games in the hands of the people?
Instead of trying to create a very good game for the public to enjoy, you have to dive into advertising, and shady marketing tactics just to get a “chance” to finish a game, and have your game polished.
Anyway, it’s an alright video. I think it’s blown up a lot, generally these kinds of feelings and design choices are talked about and discussed. It kind of sounds weird when you hear other people talking about it and people kind of get that “hipster” vibe because you do not understand where designers are coming from 99%. A good example is the guy who made braid.
Overall, I agree with a lot of the video, fact is the video itself comes off really pretentious like “indie is just better” when it’s not. It’s different. It’s the product of very small teams, small budgets, and trying to provide players with a certain level of entertainment. I like indie games, I like commercial ones too. Why does it have to be this “indie vs industry” vibe constantly? indie games have there place, just like every other platform. It’s like the guy who loves the band 311 and thinks nothing else is just as good . Just makes you look stupid, because there are thousands of different kinds of music out there, and it comes down to your opinion.
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