The Castle Doctrine has already seen its fair share of controversies over its development, ranging from its very premise (a man, not a woman, protecting their family)
Oh for fuck's sake. Are people seriously getting angry over this ?
Have you ever been to the internet?
I don't understand what's to get mad about
I think some people get frustrated because it re-enforces a negative social construct that women are weak and need protecting. I think so don't quote me on that.
Well, on average, they're weaker than men, so in a scenario where the family is in danger, the strongest one should do the protecting. That's common sense, and if people want to turn that into gender politics, that's fine. They're also morons.
It could be that people aren't buying his games in particular because they're pixelated art indy nonsense? I've never heard of any of his games, or seen them on sale, looking them up, I can kind of see why. A lot of times, I won't think a game is worth the asking price, so I'll wait, and I'll jump in for less later on, and I'll have a good time with it down the road, even though it could be years.
Rarely, I'll pick up a game for cheap and find it was one of the best things I've ever played, and buy the sequel at full price because they're good games, but more often than not, I know what I like and what I want to play right away.
Also, people who didn't buy the game at full price and buy it on a sale and have it sitting in a game queue for 'someday' are more likely to play your game and show it to others than those who will never play it or buy it at all. If you want to count out all the ones who would pick it up for the price they think it's actually worth, you're going to reach less people.
I'm not sure why this guy was given a podium. Not everything every indy developer says is interesting.
I thought you would have included Dreadhalls? That game made more of an impact on me that most games from 2013. Granted, it's not finished, but there's enough to it that it's a real game, and probably the best on the Rift in terms of polish and giving you a sense of place.
I'm amused by all the 'hypocrite' accusations being thrown around by people.
"People laughed at Nintendo when they made a tablet controller!" - Yes. A tablet controller. They put a non-multitouch, mammoth tablet screen in their 'controller'. This is a controller-sized controller, with a small touch screen, smaller than a Vita in total width.
And Valve is very pro-consumer, Microsoft not so much (or if they are now, they're struggling to portray that their not after their E3 disaster.