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:
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…