Comments on: Why Independent Developers Are The Future http://www.manapool.co.uk/why-independent-developers-are-the-future/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/why-independent-developers-are-the-future/#comment-247 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:22:32 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=1237#comment-247 @El – I think that no matter what game you point out, there will always be people who regret buying a game. Perhaps Marc didn’t pick the most precise wording to describe it in that sentence, but the main point is that the developer supported the game and it was actually very much worth buying.

Ideally games should work properly PRIOR to release, but when they don’t it’s refreshing to see a developer take a positive approach to getting the issues fixed. Compare this to for example Creative Assembly with Empire: Total War? It tooks MONTHS after release before the game was considered playable.

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By: El http://www.manapool.co.uk/why-independent-developers-are-the-future/#comment-246 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:12:02 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=1237#comment-246 I think you’ll find your point that no one regretted buying the game can easily be proven false by taking a look at the number of threads asking/demanding a refund for the game on the steam forums.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the game. But it seems this entire article is built on the claim that no one regretted buying it when clearly some actually did.

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By: PS_ http://www.manapool.co.uk/why-independent-developers-are-the-future/#comment-245 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:54:24 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=1237#comment-245 Actually, they sold 30’000 first 24 hours.
Main issues are now solved and the game is quite stable. Also in co op.

Anyway, I totally agree.

Regards

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By: Haruhi http://www.manapool.co.uk/why-independent-developers-are-the-future/#comment-244 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:01:04 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=1237#comment-244 Perhaps large developers and publishers need to take a step back, observe what’s happening in the independent sector of the industry and learn a lesson or two.

Keep dreaming. We are numbers for them, and the only thing they care is our money. Sad, but it is.

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