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Author Topic: Why you should treat your game developers right.  (Read 2513 times)


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Why you should treat your game developers right.
« on: July 29, 2013, 09:35:53 PM »

I have never been a fan of trying to get my way in video games, more accurately, I try to encourage players to remember that the game is not the players vision, but the developers, and no hate should ever go towards a developer for creating a game a certain way.

On these forums, I have been reminding people that this isn't our game, it is Pathea's, and Pathea should create this game the way they want to make it according to their vision. People get in to this industry because it is supposed to be fun. It isn't fun when the players begin to think that they are correct and that the developers are wrong.

It is upsetting to think that someone was chased out of their chosen career because of some stupid unsavory people that thought they were the ones that were right.

This has been a public service announcement :-)


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Re: Why you should treat your game developers right.
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 07:08:15 AM »

This made me think of the Stanley Parable trailer that makes fun of this "customer is always right" mindset.

For the most part (some people are always just looking for profit in any career, of course), developers make games because they want people to enjoy them. They make a game they would like to play themselves, or a game that will push the boundaries of what we have so far been able to accomplish in immersion, or hardware utilization, seeing how artistic and symbolic a game can be, evoking a certain feeling in an audience, or pushing engine capabilities, providing great meme material by butchering grammar in a quick port. Run on sentences. Providing a niche playerbase with the game they've always wanted but no one has ever made.

Countless hours are spent putting a game together. Even if what they make is not right up your alley, developers are to be respected. That game parade you're raining on is their baby, and a good chuck of someone's life was put into the code that keeps you entertained. People have no right to feel entitled just because they chose to throw money at their screen. It's an investment in your current and future entertainment, by providing for the guys who work tirelessly for your sake. Hats off to you, game devs. Kudos.