Sergio Rosa's Blog
Founder and "Somewhat-Creative Director" of The Domaginarium, an independent game development studio in El Salvador. The Domaginarium is currently working on a first person, "monsterless," horror/adventure game titled Enola, and previously released a 'shmup' game SteroidS.
He is also addicted to screenwriting and storytelling in general.
You can follow Sergio on Twitter at @magnolia_fan and you can also visit his blog.
I want MOAR women characters not because "we need more strong, non-sexualized, realistic, believable female characters.” Female characters should not be considered a “holy grail of character development.” I want them because they can be interesting.
Gone Home offered the level of exploration I would have expected from Dear Esther. However, in the future please stay away from adventure-ish game elements unless you really need them.
It is not my intention to provide an answer because I don't have any. I just question why I nobody complains when the male appears shirtless and shows "too much abs."
At the end of the day what’s the point in making tools available and open up platforms if, at some point, indies will have problems publishing their titles because they face “obstacles regarding legal issues and paperwork.”
When there are players with mixed feelings about loving the game but feeling ripped off (or simply having your fans acknowledging the price point is high, or even having to defend the price), I believe we have a problem that’s worth discussing.
Making games takes time, so based on last week’s events I have to ask “if games already take a lot of time, do you need to make development even more complicated by making it extremely ambitious?”
Sergio Rosa's Comments
[Blog - 02/10/2014 - 02:11]
The linearity assures that every ...
The linearity assures that every player who walks through the game gets every piece of the story without leaving anything behind. r nBut who knows, maybe the Memento of videogames is already on the way : r n r nI for one would completely love to see that happen. Actually ...
[News - 02/10/2014 - 04:57]
Since I have not been ...
Since I have not been following the news, I still don 't understand if this was a reaction to internet hate or him not being able to handle the fame. If the answer is number 1, it shows again how much the community can suck sometimes. If the answer is ...
[Blog - 01/06/2014 - 03:58]
That 's a good point, ...
That 's a good point, and I also like when you say writing female characters becomes a minefield. It makes me wonder if every time someone may try to come up with a good female character it will be subjected to relentless criticism.
[News - 11/05/2013 - 09:23]
[Blog - 09/23/2013 - 12:20]
I didn 't include that ...
I didn 't include that info originally because I feared I would open a can of worms and get a lot of people after me. I did edit the blog post and added some more information about the problem, without naming companies and going into specifics, though.
[Blog - 09/11/2013 - 03:10]
I like these kinds of ...
I like these kinds of articles. My only problem is, living in a different country with a very different culture, it makes it somewhat difficult for me to relate to certain situations because based on what I read men and women here behave very differently not better, just different :-/ ...