Excited about Costume Quest and the status of New IP

Posted by Phyreball (19 posts) -

I just wanted to take a quick second and say how excited I am about Double Fine’s upcoming game Costume Quest http://www.costumequestgame.com/ and what it represents to me. First though I just wanna say Costume Quest looks great and it gives a fresh look at some good ol RPG gaming.  Love it! Can’t wait to buy it.  But the thing I’m interested in is this… is downloadable games in general the way for new IP? 

With how AAA game production is nowaday, new IPs to be become published are becoming a rare.  I’m just thinking that the studios like Double Fine and Twisted Pixel know this and have created opportunities in Xbox live, PSN, and Steam platforms as the new way to blaze new IP.  I tend to agree with them and its awesome. Downloadable games make a strong case to create new games without the huge overhead.  Its also a great way to put your name and game out there.

Downloadable games are awesome and I’m buying more and more all the time.  I’m all for it and I like it because with everything going on in the world today new IP has got to have a voice.  I feel that AAA games on the shelves are only for the big dogs… and most publishers don’t wanna take that risk of a new IP.  Which is sad but true and I know there are reasons behind that.  So huzzah all you downloadable game developers your leading the charge for future gaming and creating new and exciting Intellectual properties.  Not just rehashing games over and over again.
 

#1 Posted by Phyreball (19 posts) -

I just wanted to take a quick second and say how excited I am about Double Fine’s upcoming game Costume Quest http://www.costumequestgame.com/ and what it represents to me. First though I just wanna say Costume Quest looks great and it gives a fresh look at some good ol RPG gaming.  Love it! Can’t wait to buy it.  But the thing I’m interested in is this… is downloadable games in general the way for new IP? 

With how AAA game production is nowaday, new IPs to be become published are becoming a rare.  I’m just thinking that the studios like Double Fine and Twisted Pixel know this and have created opportunities in Xbox live, PSN, and Steam platforms as the new way to blaze new IP.  I tend to agree with them and its awesome. Downloadable games make a strong case to create new games without the huge overhead.  Its also a great way to put your name and game out there.

Downloadable games are awesome and I’m buying more and more all the time.  I’m all for it and I like it because with everything going on in the world today new IP has got to have a voice.  I feel that AAA games on the shelves are only for the big dogs… and most publishers don’t wanna take that risk of a new IP.  Which is sad but true and I know there are reasons behind that.  So huzzah all you downloadable game developers your leading the charge for future gaming and creating new and exciting Intellectual properties.  Not just rehashing games over and over again.
 

#2 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I love downloadable games, because they are much easier to fit into the time constraints of my adult life.  They are priced affordably (even at $15, a 5 hour game is a good price) and often take creative risks you don't see on many retail titles.  My only complaint is that the achievments granted aren't scaling with price.  In the early days of XBLA, 200 for $5 was a solid exchange, but now it's often 3 times the price for as many points.  Not that I see a way to fix it.  I also like how so many XBLA games have avatar awards.
#3 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -
@YoungFrey: I'm a sucker for XBLA games with avatar awards as well, heck one of the reasons I bought Doom 2 was for the marine suit.  It bugs me though  when AAA XBLA games come out with avatar stuff on the marketplace and the game itself has none,  I'm looking at you Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
#4 Posted by 1DER (82 posts) -

I'm looking forward to picking this up after I get some other games out of the way.

Hopefully it will still sell well being released in between all these other big name franchise games.

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