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Submitted by moviewatcher 635d ago | interview

Torsten Reil: "We can Create a World-leading Games Economy in the UK"

Games Industry: Sometimes you have to cut down the big trees to let the forest grow. So it has been in the UK game business, where we've seen several trailblazing new studios rising from the ashes of old business models to become domestic industry leaders.

Following a talk from Boss Alien chief Jason Avent on the art of good monetisation at GDC this week, GamesIndustry International caught up with Natural Motion founder Torsten Reil to see what makes him think that he can replicate the success of CSR with the country's industry as a whole. (Industry)

Reborn  +   635d ago
Good read.

If it happens, it would defiantly be welcomed across the UK. Although, personally, I still think the UK has quite a bit to learn, on a national level.
spartanlemur  +   635d ago
While I wish this guy the best, I'll never be buying his games. The only games I buy are full packages, or full packages with a few DLC packs.Freemium is a model for kids, and not adults who can both afford full games and don't have the time to waste on what are so often very shallow experiences.
I'd love to see Britain's game industry return to prominence, but I think that will only happen once the global industry sorts itself out. What we need to do as consumers is bully and socially isolate thieves who download games from torrents, as these are IMO what are killing the industry, and reduce the efforts of those of us who recompensate game devs for their hard work by paying for games.
Cheaper tools for devs will come in time, but will come quicker if the market continues to grow, and here we must take a stand against those who consume games but don't contribute to the market.

And we're not even the biggest problem in the west. I used to live in Indonesia and it's almost impossible to find a non-pirated game there. There are literally companies dedicated to producing pirated discs with games on.
The piracy of video games must end.

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