If you don’t know who Chris Hecker is, he’s the designer behind Spy Party, one of the most interesting sounding game projects I know of, indie or otherwise. One where there primary conflict is behavioral and deception based, not violent.
Anyway, Chris had some wonderful thoughts about the free-to-play fad that’s currently so popular. Thoughts that I agree with, personally. Read them here.
Speaking personally, my goal is a sustainable living making the games I want to make. My goal is not to “maximize profits” or anything like that. Money is a means to an end, and more is not always better due to the costs of aquiring it.
Well said, Chris.
Oh, on a footnote, I’ve been having a bit of a break this last week, playing Skyrim mainly. Traditionally, at my old company, I would take a week off after the big Christmas game I’d been working on shipped. This year that completion heralded the end of my employment and the release of Skyrim, so it was a good time to take a break. Starting next week, I’ll begin to talk about Street Sorcery in earnest.