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January 31st, 2012, 00:45
If you have a publisher willing to take that risk and take it to retail, if the numbers make sense, then sure - go for it. They have eliminated development risk - your game was fully funded by you, the indie, and is ready for sale - so they only have the risks from production and distribution.

But if a publisher came to me and wanted ME, as an indie, to assume that risk - no way. Basically they'd be acting as a distributor at that point, and I don't know that business. And if I did, why would I need them?

So it's not an automatic deal for me. That, and a lot of indie game *players* don't even bother going to the stores anymore for PC games.
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