Capybara Games president Nathan Vella feels uncertainty with the state of the game industry keeps developers thinking creatively as complacency can be a company’s downfall.
Speaking with Gamespot, Vella the current variables in the market – next-gen, free-to-play, microtransactions, etc – force creators to be on their toes and the market for independent developers is more financially viable than ever before.
“It’s this really odd dichotomy or strange mix of more opportunity than ever and more uncertainty than ever,” Vella said. “I don’t mind the uncertainty at all. In fact, I think the second that we get comfortable, the second that everybody’s like: ‘OK, cool, this is how the industry is’, it’s going to cause more problems.
“The lack of certainty right now, I think, really elicits or requires people to think about things creatively and take some fucking weird risks. Make some stupid calls, and those stupid calls could end up being the most successful things out there.
“Since we started the studio eight years ago, I’ve never really felt comfortable.”
Despite his feelings of unrest, Vella said that t
The developer’s Super T.I.M.E. Force will land on Xbox 360 later this year and Below will release on Xbox One in 2014.