I am fully aware that I’m probably going to get a lot of flak for this one but I encourage that you read it completely and take a day to think about it.
A while ago I wrote a post about what it takes to bake a 762 layer cake; a thinly veiled metaphor of modern real-time software development. In the end, the sheer size of what we must maintain for today’s standards has created something of comical Rube Goldberg approach to keeping it all together.
For quite a while now I’ve felt like video games are as much an art form as a billboard on the side of the road. The answer depends on how you feel about billboards. Free-2-Play is really taking off and not showing signs of slowing down. In that hit-driven lottery, the science going into monetization is getting downright scary. Thank goodness for indie games… Thank goodness for… Nintendo?!