Do you remember Mechanoid Army? Most likely not – and that is a shame, because it´s one cool title! But the developer Mancebo has not given up and the new title looks very promising – and since it has zombies it might have a better chance of success! Let´s hope so.
First things first – I will stop focusing on Xbox Indies. Not that I don´t love Xbox Indies – but I just don´t have the time to sort out the good ones any longer!
So I might mention the one or other Xbox indie – but I will focus on all sorts of indies. May they come out on STEAM or just for the PC. I won´t cover any iApple games – not because I don´t like iPad games or something, it´s just the lack of an iDevice to play them. The same goes for any WP7 titles.
First of all I reconnected with my PC … yeah I know this sounds weird. But the truth is that I left the PC for one reason – lack of comfort! I wanted to play on the beamer or TV, I wanted to sit on the couch with a pizza in front of me and a pad in my hand. I wanted good graphics for a fair price.
A couple of years ago the Xbox 360 was the optimal platform for me. Today – not so much anymore. Lets face it, the Xbox 360 is old. And there is no new shining Xbox3 on the horizon. There is still far too much life in the box to be the “old model”.
But I recently played Crysis 2 both on Xbox and PC – and the Xbox version looks old compared. Also I can now play with the same pad I used on the Xbox (literally the same pad!). And my graphics card features HDMI, just like my Xbox. Game prices … games for PC are really cheap! Not to mention that giving my PC superior graphics power was quite inexpensive too! And the more I worked with digital content and downloadable games, the more I enjoyed playing with the PC again.
Also the same goes for a lot of the serious indie devs – who wants to create a great game that is very likely to be ignored no matter how good it is?
“A lot of people look at the [Indie Games] platform as a joke, and a lot of it is. But there’s a lot of talent, too. It’s just not an intuitive marketplace.” Dave Voyles (one of the Summer Uprising organisators)
And this is so true – a lot of talent is there, no doubt. But it´s not intuitive to find the the games based on talent – it´s easier to find a massage app!