"With Portal 2 released, it might be easy to forget about the ARG (Alternate Reality Game) surrounding the game the week before it’s launch. I want to take another look at it before we leave it behind."- Bedivere
Amazing! This is why PC gaming is awesome. Developers can get away with some really awesome ideas and the community jumps in to help.
Wow! Nice get, and Dan Amrich talking about Activision doing an ARG?
An Activision ARG could be interesting, but it would definatly have to be the right game.
Oh god, I can just hear the complaints! "But Activision is benefiting too, which means that we lose, blah blah blah. "
The ARG was a fascinating thing to follow while it was going on. It's just as interesting following it after the fact
I wish more developers would do these kind of things to include their communities, instead just sitting in the big leathers chairs and collecting our money then forgetting about us.
But if to many do it, then it will be old hat! We dont want that do we?
Suppose you're right; and let's face it, how many publishers/devs could pull something like this off as fluidly as Valve? Maybe Rockstar?
I dunno, I don't think it's the developers that are sitting in leather chairs petting cats and counting their money as much as it is the publishers.
Great read!! what i liked most is how freely Valve wanted to help out these indie devs. Valve truely believes that gaming should be fun and stresses giving us all the oppourtunites to get these games at a good price.
Man, I love me some Valve.
More gaming companies should have Valve's view of gamers, as Allies that help make the games better, and not just wallets they try to suck dry.
If only Sony or Microsoft were to do anything close to some of the Steam sales they could increase there rep by leaps and bounds.
they wont. they have shareholders to answer to and promoting other IPs they dont own wouldnt sit well.
I love collaborations and hearing back from devs like this. Especially when it was such a great pack, a great deal, and it all kind of ended up tying together? Ugh, fantastic. Great piece!
Absolutely fantastic interview
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