NowGamer: Indie dev Jonathan Blow has said that his hit platformer Braid has proved surprisingly profitable, but that his next game will be "different in almost every way"
Considering how much he has bad mouthed MS and the XBLA it's funny to hear him talking about his profits now. His attitude twords the whole thing has left a bad impression with me and I'm not a fan.
God forbid someone speaks out against MS's "rules" and regulations. He is not the only dev that has complained about XBL. Its good to see a relatively nobody able to create a successful game and profit in a sea of big devs who eat small devs all day. nom nom nom.
No Pennywise the guy is a Grade-A douchebag. He was asking for help on a development area of his site and people were posting solutions and he was bad mouthing them for helping him.
You know, he may be a d-bag... I am not even going to argue with that. But, There are obvious tensions between devs and MS over games for XBLA
I'm agreeing with Crab here. If there is any tension between XBLA and developers, I do not know. I have only seen a handfull of cases of people complaining and most of them were during when MS increased their fees to developers.
Good to see he stopped b*tching about companies being companies and not best buddies.
Helps to have it cost 15 bucks rather than the normal 5-8.... still a sweet game and glad it's making him money :)
He is a f'n soldier of fortune. His game was nothing more than a 9.99$ game and he sold it 15 or 20$ (i dont remember how much exactly). He is one of the biggest ahole of the industry. I remember once i read something about the guy crying that he borrow money to do this game and thats why his crappy game is that price. It was not really professionnal, its like if Capcom said in a interview "we borrowed money to the bank for Resident evil 5, thats why the game is that price".
Props to Soulja Boiiii for making such a great game.
His game was really good and enjoyable, but his attitude was not the best.
will be good also. He has alot to live up after Braid. It looks like he can only go down from here.
That's what people said about Larry the Cable Guy! Look at him now! ...oh, wait... ...I see your point.
Soulja Boy? That queer only played the game, not develop it.
I hope microsoft learned their lesson when it comes to this guy treat him just like an independent 3rd party gamer... No special treatment, hand holding support and more importantly advertising. Let him go to PSN and publish his game there. Kind of stupid... this guy is... He sign an agreement with Microsoft about his game. Then he realizes that the game is a success... then he believe he could make more money off his game and think that he will not make any... starts b!tch!ng about an agreement no one forced him to sign... Now he realized that it was not as bad as he thought.. and it was very profitable... now he is talking about another game? Forget that... take your game to PSN where you made a ton of Sony leg humper friends who enjoyed what you had to say. I personally would never buy a game made by this guy. And the fact that he seems happy now... shows a lot about his character. "[Braid has] made more money for me than if I had been working in a high-paying job for all the time I was developing the game," he said. "...it has been very profitable. I figured that there would be a core of people who would enjoy it, but I didn't expect that it would be a top-ten seller for this long." You think? why don't you ask EPIC who also talk crap when it comes to Unreal Tournament... which later brought the game to xbox 360 anyways... but will not even b!tch about the success of gears. Ask the other 3rd party developers who made timed exclusive or exclusive games on the xbox 360 that made a ton of money... games like Mass Effect, Bioshock and others... Next time sit and shut up and make money... today you have a top seller because of Microsoft and XBox live... the very same hands you $h!t on... Never $h!t where you eat.
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