|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » InXile Entertainment - Interview with Fargo on Venture Beat

Default InXile Entertainment - Interview with Fargo on Venture Beat

February 23rd, 2012, 19:58
Venture Beat has an interview with Brian Fargo on crowd-funding and how it may help mid-size developers. A quote from Fargo about this:
InXile has a variety of properties that could use funding and 15 employees. Fargo shopped Wasteland around to publishers, but they were risk averse and really wanted to games that had a chance to rake in $1 billion in sales. If he does the project on his own, Fargo can make the game edgier, with a gritty world full of moral dilemmas for the players. “The game industry has separated itself into the huge blockbuster companies and the independent developers in their garages,” Fargo said. “But it’s pretty hard to be in the middle. Is there any business model left standing for the mid-size developers?”
More information.

Please support http://www.maternityworldwide.org/ - and save a mother giving birth to a child.
aries100 is offline

aries100

SasqWatch
RPGWatch Team RPGWatch Donor

#1

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark, Europe
Posts: 1,984

Default 

February 23rd, 2012, 19:58
if he does the project on his own, Fargo can make the game edgier, with a gritty world …
*slaps face* oh no. I can only hope he's putting words in Fargo's mouth here.

Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
Lucky Day is offline

Lucky Day

Lucky Day's Avatar
Daywatch

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Uncanny Valley
Posts: 3,176

Default 

February 23rd, 2012, 20:09
It's way too cold in my garage. I prefer the living room.

Swords and Sorcery - Underworld and Sovereign
OlderBytes.com
Charles-cgr is offline

Charles-cgr

Charles-cgr's Avatar
Sentinel

#3

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 333

Default 

February 23rd, 2012, 20:18
Gritty….Edgy…..Blah Blah Blah.

I would like to hear a developer passionate about making great tactical TB combat.
quasimodo is offline

quasimodo

Watcher

#4

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 95

Default 

February 23rd, 2012, 20:44
Can't see the reason for the negativity. He is completyl right if you are a US based company.

European publishers are a different breed, but they are much smaller.

blackcanopus:
Steam is out of question. It's not convenient, it's not easy to use, it's not simple and fast. It's terrible.
"Where STEAM fails, the PHOENIX rises"
Sir_Brennus is offline

Sir_Brennus

Sir_Brennus's Avatar
Planeswalker

#5

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 356

Default 

February 23rd, 2012, 21:33
I'm totally agree with Fargo. This business model can be the ultimate savior for middle-sized, independent developers. Maybe this way we can see new PsTs, Wizardrys, Might&Magics, BGs and IWDs or their spritiul successors. Fargo has my full support both morally and financially.

"Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it."
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
Gokyabgu is offline

Gokyabgu

Gokyabgu's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#6

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sigil
Posts: 760

Default 

February 23rd, 2012, 21:34
Don't get me wrong I'm all in favor of finding a way to fund games between indie and AAA. If Fargo comes up with a good proposition I'll back it. But gritty and edgy are buzz words much overused by mainstream US developers lately.
quasimodo is offline

quasimodo

Watcher

#7

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 95

Default 

February 24th, 2012, 07:41
Wasteland, Fallout 1, and 2 ARE gritty and edgy compared to modern games. Murdering children and selling your wife are pretty god damn dark options.

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
PegasusOrgans is offline

PegasusOrgans

PegasusOrgans's Avatar
Watchdog
RPGWatch Team

#8

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 187
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » InXile Entertainment - Interview with Fargo on Venture Beat
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:39.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch