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Jay Bedeau's Blog


Hi I'm Jay, founder of RIE STUDIOS ; a socially inclined game development studio in the heart of London. I've grown up with games, making them since age 11.

I'd like to invite discussion on a whole array of topics to do with this great artform!


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In an industry that has seen several radical changes to its business models, leaders, revenues and markets; has the industry sold its soul? Discuss.

Posted by Jay Bedeau on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 03:47:00 EST in Design, Art, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Is the Bohemian ethic of selfless devotion to art driving the indie movement? Are we amidst a new era of expression? Or will the indie movement fall victim to uninspired cash-spinners?

This is the full and personal story how we became an indie developer. Indie developers are emerging every day in a rainbow of ideas and talent. Maybe some share our story.

Posted by Jay Bedeau on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 02:09:00 EDT in Design
Why should anyone be a game designer? Games havenít always had a good rep in the press. So you may have found yourself asking, why be a game designer. You already love the artform - so what other reasons are there? Here are three reasons. Do you agr

Jay Bedeau's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/17/2013 - 01:19]

Guys research the art-sociologist/historian Arnold ...

Guys research the art-sociologist/historian Arnold Hauser. He is gives strong direction on this topic.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2012 - 09:05]

Very much disagree about the ...

Very much disagree about the content of video games doing that there is more than a little political agenda contained within the top-selling shooters of today.

Comment In: [Blog - 11/15/2012 - 03:47]

You 're not a dreamer, ...

You 're not a dreamer, you 're the future. That is the philosophy Lana and Andy Wachowski took when creating The Matrix - a film that has earned more than 1bn. The success the film has achieved is amazing and it has completely redefined the sci-fi action genre.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/19/2012 - 11:59]

@Dan -- Tetris ...

@Dan -- Tetris

Comment In: [Blog - 10/07/2012 - 02:09]

Totally agree with you about ...

Totally agree with you about the ideas for the industry going forward Michael. I must say that we do have lots of ideas where games are headed albeit what will dominate - as you said - we don 't know. r n r n Why could anyone want to make ...

Comment In: [News - 11/03/2011 - 05:21]

Sonic 3D was an exceptional ...

Sonic 3D was an exceptional game in my opinion, well done Traveller's Tales