News just in!
“Denki, the award-winning Scottish game developer today completed a radical restructure, which builds on the company’s success to date and positions Denki at the forefront of the rapidly evolving videogames industry.”
It positions them at the forefront of the videogames industry? What!?
“Denki has set up a new Internal Development team, which will focus on the creation of new and original intellectual property across all platforms.
This team will build on the work of Denki’s existing External Development team, which over the past eight years has created over 170 individual titles for digital television alone.”
170 individual titles? Wow, that’s really impressive. What would make it even more impressive is if the games weren’t all blatant and pointless ripoffs of Tetris, Pacman, Bomberman, or variations on word games.
Do people actually consider these pathetic excuses for games to be “new and original”?
I’ll design their next game, right here, right now:
1. Colourful blocks
2. Tie this in with something well known, let’s say, Bugs Bunny.
I hope someone at Denki has a chance to read my game idea and, what’s more, I will expect to receive some form of financial satisfaction if Denki do create such a game.
Let’s feed all those idiots who suggest that videogames, unlike movies, can never be considered as “art”!
Does anyone else remember that once upon a time we used to reserve the term “hardcore gamer” for the type of person who would sit for hours on end playing Quake in order to tell their friends that they “beat the game” in as short a time as humanly possible?
I never thought of myself as a “hardcore gamer” but the mass production of mind-numbing party games meant that the otherwise “casual gamers” were pushed into the “hardcore” group to make room for this new group of “casual gamers”.
What should have happened is that the “casual” and “hardcore” groups should have remained intact and a new group named “lame gamers” should have been created. You know who you are!
It’s true that there have always been these types of games but perhaps a part of me just hoped that with more sophisticated technology the level of detail in games would increase.
It really is a sad state of affairs, and an indication of the current gaming climate, when I see an announcement for a game such as Fallout 3, years before it’s released, and I start counting down the days!
Prepare for doomsday! The end is nigh!http://www.teamteabag.com/2008/09/09/casual-games-killed-the-videogame-star/