Tim Schafer Clarifies How Game Sales Matter

Following up on my brief interview with him about “Brutal Legend,” game designer Tim Schafer has run a post on his blog elaborating on his comments to me about gamers worrying too much about sales. Read the full thing, but if you are oddly pressed for time, here’s his bottom line:

…unless it’s your money on the line, game sales don’t need to keep you up at night. The market and game executives do not dictate what games get made–They just dictate what gets made easily. They affect what can be made without a fight. As long as there are creative people out there willing to fight for ideas they care about, then there is nothing that the market or anyone else can do to stop them.

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