SpyParty, a very original indie espionage title by Chris Hecker, will soon be having a paid beta, which begs the question: is Minecraft’s business model the way forward for indie developers?
God, I hope not. Games will live forever in Beta, milking what it can from folks and then eventually launching. Not sure how many folks can pull this off...
I totaly agree, I hope this isn't the fad everyone is going to do.
I think it's brilliant, games need betas, and indie developers need money: the perfect fit.
@TheStonedSheep For indie guys it's a good fit but I don't want to see the big boys start to do samething.
No, and I think that is entirely fair, but the point I made in the article was that this is the way forward for developers who do not have a publisher funding them.
I know but we all see how the "big boys" take a good idea teh indie devs come up with and then destory it just to make money.
We'll see, I personally, think that overall it's a good thing. Even if it was commandeered by the larger publisher, can you imagine paying like $40-45 for the beta and a free copy of the game on release?
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