Schafer – Creative games will be made despite the market

Wednesday, 8th April 2009 20:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Game designer Tim Schafer has posted on his blog that creative games will be made no matter how poorly they sell.

Basically, stop fretting.

Here’s the long and short of it:

“Unless it’s your money on the line, game sales don’t need to keep you up at night. The market and game executives do not dictate what games get made – they just dictate what gets made easily. They affect what can be made without a fight. As long as there are creative people out there willing to fight for ideas they care about, then there is nothing that the market or anyone else can do to stop them.”

Hit the link to read the full thing.

Via MTV.



  1. mightyhokie

    Tim, I love ya babe, but people gotta eat! If your next 4 games sell zero I think you would be doing something else other than game design because you have to eat.

    That being said, as long as he keeps making games the quality of the games he has been, people will believe in him. I do!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. fear_itself

    Games are not art, they are commercial products and have to sell. They have to make money.

    Hell, even painters have to sell their paintings to get money to live unless they happen to have a wealthy patron, something we’re a long way away from on the games business.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DaMan

    they aren’t art anyway, they’re entertainment.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    According to you guys theres so such thing as ‘art’ then.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. DaMan

    that depends on your definition of this term.

    #5 6 years ago

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