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Posted by Chris Sanyk on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:00:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
The traditional business model for software and other copyrighted content creates unnecessary conflict in an age of nearly-free distribution and copying. In a new economy where sharing/remixing are valued, a new business model must arise. Maybe this one.



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This sounds like all the ...

This sounds like all the right things, and yet even if you heed all this advice, your odds of being a success are tiny if success top-N popular. There can only be N top-N popular games at any given moment. The bizarre success of Flappy Bird shows it 's possible, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/14/2014 - 08:04]

Sure, games can be educational. ...

Sure, games can be educational. r n r nBut I never learned anything from Oregon Trail. The only thing I remembered from it all these years later was the You have died of dysentery line, and that the game seemed ridiculously difficult. It felt rigged, no matter what I did ...

Comment In: [News - 07/17/2013 - 09:38]

It seems like Kickstarter has ...

It seems like Kickstarter has become a de-facto pre-order system for indies. That 's not exactly what Kickstarter is meant to be -- a means of generating seed capital to fund a venture. But as long as indies are treating it like pre-order, then they might as well just take ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2013 - 03:41]

Nothing wrong with making your ...

Nothing wrong with making your games more inclusive, but the problem will never go away until we answer the question how do we get everyone from all walks of life making games It 's one thing for a white male to make the types of game that white males make ...

Comment In: [News - 03/04/2013 - 09:19]

Replying to my own message ...

Replying to my own message because there 's no Reply links on Michael or Justin 's comments. r n r nMichael: r n r nI said Kickstarter is for small entities, not that it is exclusively for them. Kickstarter can be used by large/established entities, sure. But it is not ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/12/2012 - 05:28]

TDD can indeed be very ...

TDD can indeed be very useful at proving that some part of your code works as expected, and continues to work as expected when some other part of the code changes. r n r nTDD is just one tool in the QC toolbox. No amount of TDD can tell you ...