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Declaration of Indie Game Devs

magic101himagic101hi Posts: 713Member
1. Without game design, there is nothing.
You can get rid of visuals, music, business or technology and we will still make great games.

2. Designers must drive the vision of the game.
We are prime movers, not replaceable cogs.

3. We dedicate ourselves to the lifelong mastery of design.
Dilettantes need not apply.

4. We strive to be renaissance designers.
We fluently speak the languages of game development and business:
We speak the language of creative. All art and music ultimately serves the game play.
We speak the language of production. Game design determines the scope and need for the content that production shepherds.
We speak the language of engineering. Technology is one tool that enable the experiences designers choose.
We speak the language of business. Modern monetization, retention and distribution are directly driven by game systems.

5. We will not be silenced!
We tirelessly promote our vision both internally and to the public.

6. We fearlessly embrace new markets and trends.
We then reinvent them to be better.

7. We demand the freedom to fail!
Design advances through experimentation.

8. We have a choice:
Create with our own voices or sell our talents into servitude.

-Josh

Comments

  • LordTarantorLordTarantor Posts: 890Member, PRO
    For Narniaaaaa...
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    magic101hi said:

    4. We strive to be renaissance designers.
    We fluently speak the languages of game development and business:

    I dont speak any development languages other than GS and im certainly not fluent in that. LOL
    nice motiving speech.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • TouchTiltGamesTouchTiltGames Posts: 1,162Member
    LordTarantor said:
    For Narniaaaaa...

    LMAO
  • DreamLabDreamLab Posts: 2,127Member
    LORD HAVE MERCY! AMEN!!! PRAISE JESUS!
    DL
  • RattleheadRattlehead Posts: 485Member
    Been reading the Agile Manifesto lately? :)

    Definitely believe that something like this is good for every indie dev to jot down and post on the wall beside their workspace...
  • magic101himagic101hi Posts: 713Member
    Rattlehead said:
    Been reading the Agile Manifesto lately? :)

    Yep

    *\(^o^)/*

    -Josh
  • RattleheadRattlehead Posts: 485Member
    Yeah, you gotta have love for the AM. :)
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