Awesome rants from IGDA (2)

1 Name: THRILLHO 2005-03-15 04:19 ID:7o+ERtRc

Featuring Warren Spector, Brenda Laurel, Jason Della Rocca, and Chris Hecker.

2 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-03-16 01:19 ID:wF62hPin

On the other hand, the amount of money needed to make a viable product is huge. Where is that money coming from?

I think we all despise the publishers (oh where, oh where has LGS gone?), but they're just catering to demand. The average gamer likes eye-candy. No, wait, they demand it. Multiplayer too. And ragdoll physics. Somewhere down the line decent AI too.

That all costs a fortune. A game can be amazingly innovative, but without the window-dressing few outside of the veteran or hardcore gamers will try it.

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