In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including reflections on indie hit Amnesia from the game's designer, interface lessons from a rental car, and more.
In our weekly Best of Expert Blogs column, we showcase notable pieces of writing from members of the game development community who maintain Expert Blogs on Gamasutra.
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Shay Pierce applies a classic (and important) quote from Jon Blow to give some perspective on the current debate surrounding Steam and Greenlight, and adds a few thoughts of his own about the rapidly-changing landscape of indie games.
Recent experiences with a rental car brought home to Lewis Pulsipher the importance of familiarity in the game interface. The word "intuitive" is often used in connection with interfaces. As far as he can make out, intuitive in this context just means "familiar."