Sometimes, success should be kept under your hats indies. In particular, the success you’re having on Switch.
You may not realize this but every blog or article wrote saying “Switch rocks! Our games selling amazing, best of all platforms!” is another bat light being turned on, calling every developer to the party. Generous but ultimately suicidal.
You may take solace in the openness you have shown. Yet, that solace will turn to burning hate as the publishers arrive. Publishers whose solitary goal is to milk Switch users like big fat cows until empty, and you’ve just sent out the bat signal calling them… Bravo!
Those words even whispered will cause a thousand publishers ears prick up and singularly think (as there is only one brain) “let’s put our sh*t on Switch!”
So like on the Wii, Steam or XBox 360, where Indies initially thrived before the mass arrival of shovelware, clones and x.1 iteration culture. Oversaturation is now likely. Meaning consumers get the TL: DR list of releases and ultimately gloss over before going to play whatever their friends are, what YouTubers have pushed or whatever IGN said was cool.
And so another avenue becomes clogged like an artery full of developers, marketers, and hacks.
Well done Indies.
Next up to be completely blocked like a public toilet will be AR. At least that is what my spidey senses are saying (it’s a tingle more than a say). Take care and muchos gracias.