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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 havent 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]

Well said. I don 't ...

Well said. I don 't think that the industry is taking itself seriously on these issues and in the wake of this tragedy it is IMPERATIVE that we voice our concerns. Not as defenders of our profits and franchises but AS DECENT HUMAN BEINGS and MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. r n ...

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

What a response Truer words ...

What a response Truer words have never been spoken. I think you 're well on the mark with the references to the Hacker ethic and AAA - indie cross polination. Mate, I urge you to write a follow-up article.

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

@Dan -- Tetris ...

@Dan -- Tetris

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

Thanks Christian, increasingly there are ...

Thanks Christian, increasingly there are people pushing boundaries. I think we 'll see more of that as technologies change. Everyone is saying it - we 've been in this cycle too long.

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

As a passionate Sonic fan ...

As a passionate Sonic fan I feel Iizuka isn't really understanding the message at all here. The very reason why Sonic Generations is gathering so much interest is BECAUSE it's focusing on core elements that the fans respected rather than his intention to 'surprise the fans'. In short, Sonic Generations ...