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Minnesota College Student, majoring in Computer Science with an interest in video games, writing, journalism, and storytelling.

 

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Posted by Matthew Fundaun on Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:14:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
The recent GAME_JAM was, by all accounts, a complete disaster. But there's long-term implications off the world's first large-scale jam, and it's not all disappointment and broken trust.



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Comment In: [News - 06/12/2014 - 01:01]

Man, it really does take ...

Man, it really does take a lot after Valkyria Chronicles, for both the fundemental gameplay mechanics and for the unique artstyle. r n r nAnd you know what r n r nI liked Valkyria Chronicles. r n

Comment In: [Blog - 05/01/2014 - 03:36]

I once saw a youtube ...

I once saw a youtube skit on this sort of thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch v BKorP55Aqvg r n r nWorst part is all the engineers and such in the comments saying 'It 's funny because it 's true '. r n r nI 'm actually reminded of GAME JAM and the related ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/30/2014 - 02:14]

The constant drive for growth ...

The constant drive for growth can be damaging when it gets in the way of actually making profits, yeah. I remember watching a documentary about the newspaper industry, and how the papers are making all sorts of cuts to try and squeeze out even more growth and just end up ...

Comment In: [News - 04/16/2014 - 04:28]

Not much of an expert, ...

Not much of an expert, I have to admit, but it is standard for this sort of thing to allow devs to keep rights over their own stuff, yeah r n r nAs is... I agree, this is looking like a publicity stunt, and a dubious one. They aren 't ...

Comment In: [News - 04/14/2014 - 11:30]

Wow. That 's truckloads of ...

Wow. That 's truckloads of manhours and money to just cut your losses on. r n r nI wonder what happened behind the scenes. Games usually aren 't just straight up cancelled before release like this unless things are pretty bad somewhere.

Comment In: [News - 04/14/2014 - 05:31]

Whoa, seriously Wow, so that ...

Whoa, seriously Wow, so that 's what the radio silence meant. Funny that they kept so quiet though, given the standard is to speak up about it. r n r nWell, as a fan of Bastion, definitely looking forward to this. Wonder if they 'll be going for more press ...