As a gamer first, and a developer second, I am tired and frustrated by the overwhelming support cookie cutter games continue to get.
On a weekly basis creative games fade into oblivion because they get no coverage. The risk takers are dying off, creative roles are being lost to data scientists because of familiarity and obviousness guide design, more than ideas.
With this in mind, when looking at the amazing deals on Steam this Black Friday please consider games that are different. Death by Game Show being just one of many that were made specifically to be different to the norm.
Consider the importance of what your purchases signify to publishers and developers. Vote with your wallets and don’t just follow the status quo or influencers. Your actions do change the industry, consider the influx of simulators, survival horrors etc.
It is time gaming once again became about creativity and innovation. Thank you for reading.