Wednesday, April 18, 2007

To Share or Not To Share

So I was talking to Andres about marketing yesterday. I've been debating a lot about whether or not it would be a good idea to share a lot of the development process with the community. This would include posting WIP stuff. We both agreed that most people don't understand WIP postings. Because of this, it's a risky thing to do marketing-wise. But you know, I think that's why I want to do it. I think it would be cool to try to educate the community about game development. This would include showing people what game development looks like in-process. If we could educate even one future producer that it's ok for a game to look a bit ugly in the early stages, I think it'd be well worth it. And think of how great it would be to educate current producers that it's ok! Plus, I still think the advantages of being open and allowing the community to form a closer relationship with the development team would greatly outweigh the disadvantages of people who are uneducated about game development thinking the game sucks while it's still a WIP.

Another cool thing about sharing development process is that people will get to see how the product is evolving while it is evolving. I think this could create a more emotional attachment to the project, which would result in people being more interested in it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Woah, im posting!

Hey, this is my first post. Really just checking the system, not having used blogger before.

We have begun

This blog can track our progress - a door into our minds if you will. The forum is up - it's time to brainstorm some sweet game ideas.