The Desert of Innovation in Gaming is Your Own Fault

Posted by | July 11, 2012

If you look at the top names in gaming, all you’ll see is a blur of the same graphics, the same designs, the same technology, and the same stories. “Go here, shoot this” is about the limit of innovation on display with the triple-A crowd. So that means innovation in gaming is dead, right? Not so fast. The big boys aren’t all of gaming, and if you’re ready to dodge around a hundred-million dollar advertising campaign, there’s plenty of fresh ideas and intriguing stories to discover. GamesRadar has the story.


2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 11, 2012 12:36 pm

    Big name games are all well and good, but they have too much money behind them. Money, by its nature, breeds conservative decisions, so big games aren’t going to change up much from title to title.

    Look for real innovation where the money isn’t. Indie games, new studios that need to make a name for themselves, idea and art games based on concepts instead of marketing. Innovation is out there. It’s your job to find it.

  2. Helvetica
    July 11, 2012 6:48 pm

    Bah. I don’t want it to be my fault.

    Then again, it’s hard to actually afford half the games on the market and the indie market is sometimes more enjoyable.

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