However I have recently realised that I as, well inspiring, as indie developers are concerned, I don’t really care. Is a game interesting and enjoyable? If the answer is yes, it will get my attention. Not that doesn’t matter if the game is something like Saints Row the Third, where I can run around a city hitting people with a giant dildo, or Gemini Rue which is a very old school adventure sci-fi noir game. Both have elements that I find enticing, so I buy both. The former made by a well established developer Volition (who certainly have had their ups and downs) and the later by Wadjeteye Games, who are a husband and wife team.
I am indiscriminate enough to try any kind of game, without much consideration as who made it or the struggles they went through to get it out. Take the Project Zomboid people for instance, they have had an atrocious run of bad luck, but I have yet to pick the game up as I am not convinced I will like it.
I guess I have always been the same. Back when other kids has posters of pop stars on there walls, I wasn’t interested. For me the music they made was unrelated to what they look like. Maybe this is why i struggle with small talk, I don’t care if some actor is cheating on his wife or some footballer got into a fight. These things are totally unrelated to whether they can act or play football.
So some indie developer can go through hell to put out his game, but if it is a bland platform game with no new ideas, then I ain’t interested.