Schafer: “Humour would get more people into games”

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 18 June 2009 12:31 GMT

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Brutal Legend boss Tim Schafer reckons funnier games would me a broader general audience. He may have a point.

“I think it’s a subject matter barrier,” the developer told GI on reasons people are put off gaming.

“Not everybody wants to get into these super violent worlds and yet here I am making a game about broad axes and decapitation.

“But I think humour would get more people into games.”

Schafer said that GTA’s subject matter had helped bring more users into games.

“It’s getting better, it used to be that the games industry had a short list of inspirations. You had Tolkien-esque fantasy, Star Wars, and then new things get added. I think GTA brought a whole new level of inspiration. And I think the broader that gets, the more people will be interested in games,” he added.

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