Battlecruiser Q&A

CanadianGamer.ca's Derek Smart Q&A Part I is the first installment in a multi-part conversation with the 3000AD founder. Topics include some reflections on the gaming industry, the makeup of 3000AD, reasons for forming an independent company in an industry filled with giants, and his experiences getting games published. They have posted an accompanying batch of Battlecruiser Generations Screenshots.
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But he is correct about how the industry has gone to hollywood. Now all you see are games just designed to make money and thats it. Ideally it should be the other way around, but that will never happen.

And even at times, the Indy devs, if they make a game and get rich thats it, money goes to there head....

um bungiee anyone? lol perfect example.
(consoles game sells are like 4x more than computer sales...)

um look at valve. They release half life. they get mad rich. They plan on TF2 and HL2. and whatever else. But then cs comes along. Takes valve a lil while to figure it out, but they realize they can make money off this mod. And they do, and the cs edition sells more than the original HL.And they are still making money off cs. Then you see TF2 never coming out.... And they release 2 addons to the game just to make more money. And where is HL2? are they evening working on that?

And its like what are they doing now? they are all fucking rich as fuck? How old is Half-life and since when did that same team make a new game? they don't need too since they made so much money. But will they keep making games or retire at 30 years old? Or make a game in the next 5 years once they run out of money and need more? if they run out of money.

The only person that money hasn't got to is john carmack and other few developers. I mean how rich is he??? but he keeps writing game engines. We all know he doesn't care about games and game design really, but he has continued to build game engines (if not the best ever every time). He can quit and retire at any time. But he doesn't.
And how most companies will buy his engines over lithtech.
I mean come on DIRECTX sucks compared to opengl period. But with DX9 maybe that will all change.

Anyone remember the good old days, dos, all those games? totaly addicting... fun and rad.. When the market was lame as hell and people were making games because they wanted 2. now its like people makes games to put on the shelf....
And maybe your lucky when you find a good game. BF1942 in my opinion is probably one of the better new games, but it still comes short because imo for a few reasons.

Right now all your seeing is tactical shooter clones now...
because of the success of Counter-Strike.

remember all the warcraft 2 clones. omg over 50 RTS games being developed at one time...

But yeah that is how the market goes. Someone makes a kick ass game, then you see like 10-50 clones come out that are simliure to it, to make money. Kinda like how the mexican channel rips off all the american shows, but does a really crappy job rofl. But i guess that is cool because hopefully we will see some BF1942 clones (full terrain and vehicle battle online games)
If there is anything really cool about bf1942 its going to be the mods. I was planning on starting one but im lazy... :(.
and why the fuck am i wasting my time writing this.....

This comment was edited on Dec 30, 22:33.
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