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i understand that artists tend to connect with like-minded artists. the internet assists greatly in bringing us all together. and the world around “indie” games and thereabouts is a small one as it is. i know that it’s inevitable that many of us will make friends with each other. but i don’t think it’s a desirable situation for everyone to be friends with everyone else. why? because i don’t think there are any adequate incentives for people to be critical of their own friends.
In different ways, I consider all of my completed games successes. Each one is designed with a different goal in mind. Some are played by hundreds of thousands, some have never left my hard-drive. Some have made thousands of dollars, some have cost more than they were worth. But they all have their place.
Thinking seriously about game design makes me depressed for some reason. Maybe it’s because I know I’m not a really good designer and I don’t want to think about that (probably not something I should feel too bad about, having had zero design training).