As some chap on some site said a while ago. He felt playing one game and then another one similarly style right after it made the "imitator" loses all its worth and quality. Regardless of if the imitation game is actually better.
See Hollywood remakes of classic films too.
Those b****rds destroyed the Italian Job and the US broke our beloved The Office.
Ugh.. I'm tired of how indie game makers keep whining about how people don't like their games. It's the same as how indie 'battle of the bands' make my head hurt.
Just face it, most indie games suck. It's not because they're too simple or ugly or whatever. It's because they're NOT FUN. True, there are plenty of good indie games like Nethack and Avernum and Uplink. But when you make a tacky looking arcade game, with tacky name like Space Giraffe, I'm not going to buy it off the shelf. I've bought way too many tacky indie games off the shelf (but Darwinia was well worth it).
The games community, both indie and commercialized seems to treat indie games much too nicely, just the way society treats handicaps and women scientists. But half of the time, they really don't deserve to be treated better than anyone else. If you want to 'make something new', at least make sure it's fun.
But then, don't get me wrong. I support the indie community. I really do. But like every other amateur community (like writing, music), 20% are introverted idiots, 5% are geniuses, but the idiots are so loud and cocky, one would think that 90% of them are idiots.
Besides originality is clutching at straws nowdays, save a few geniuses. Think about it, all the best ideas have already been made. The only way to succeed in today's gaming world is through sheer brilliance or by imitation.
> Zigzag, I have 4 somewhat original ideas in my projects folder today. I think they'd sell very, very well but I'm too lazy to work on them . True, they're not 100% original, but they're no remakes either.
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