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Archive for August 3rd, 2009

Just a quick tip to go check out a pair of great articles from the Rampant Coyote.

First, the quest for gaming’s “Citizen Kane”, and how it may well be a quest that is only defined in retrospect.  I’m of a mind that the industry as a whole is still far too immature (ESRB Orwellian terminology notwithstanding) to have anything remotely as significant as “Citizen Kane”, but I agree with RC’s notion that we may not know what our landmark games are until much later after the fact.

And then there’s this article that pokes a bit into game pricing and the indie scene:

Payin’ the Indies

I’ll admit, I’m sick to tears of most MMOs these days.  I’m still having a bit of fun with Wizard 101, but at the same time, Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume has been more fun, and so has Final Fantasy 12.  I’m going back to my gaming roots digitally, even as I start hashing out more ideas for the board game version of Alpha Hex and another game that I worked up last weekend.  It’s nice to play games that are portable and/or not tethered to the internet, and that have real endings.  It’s even better to make games of my own.

So naturally, I’m interested in the indie scene.  If I can get these ideas worked into great shape, then make them into commercial products, I’ll be a happy little entrepreneur.  And then there’s that book I’m illustrating…

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