Perhaps not by the sweat of my brow, but from the changing of Google’s search algorithm, I finally beat that stock car racing guy in Google search results on my name. Mission accomplished.
But I suppose I need to have actual content in this post or else I’ll get trounced by a bad ass 1971 Roadrunner.
So my observations from the outside may not be so relevant.
- Social game developers just want to be loved. Why don’t we see slot machine developers asking to be respected? Because slot machines are honest about what they are–and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some of my best friends are slot machine developers.
- XBOX Live and PSN are extremely unattractive platforms for game developers. I rarely heard anyone starting new projects on these platforms. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the iPad 2 announcement was made right next door during GDC. A lot of developers are starting to look at tablet gaming as sort of a hardcore subgenre in mobile that may be more direct competition for the doomed gated businesses of PSN and XBLA.
- There’s a lot of people in the doomed gated ecosystem that block innovation to justify their own employment. A lot of people employed in gated ecosystems are simply unnecessary in 2011. Innovation on gated platforms is held back by massive organizations of people trying to justify their own employment. This is part of the reason why the incumbents are resistant to change and are being pummeled by the AppStore economy. Innovator’s dilemma at work.