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March 17th, 2011, 12:09
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
Yawn.

Anyway, regarding why Vogel might want to target the iPad, the reality is that if he gets a featured position on the iTunes App Store and/or some word of mouth, he could make more on the App Store in an afternoon than in the entire last 17 years of Spiderweb games
I think you're quite right, which is why I think the entire concept of smartphone/gadget games and the app store business model - regardless of platform - is detrimental to the kind of games we like.

I realise many people are happy about such games, but I think they represent very poor compensation for all those lost enthusiast titles we might have seen instead.

Still, can't blame people for going for the buck - if that's what they're about.

I also detect quite an emotional investment or support for these Spiderweb games, and though I can't talk about Avadon - it seems pretty obvious that it is indeed a streamlined "mainstream indie" game. Contradiction in terms? Nah, not really.

Not saying that's a bad thing, as that would depend on personal preference.
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