- — Caelyn Sandel (@inurashii)Tue, Mar 10 2015 17:50:45
- — ceMelusine (@ceMelusine)Tue, Mar 10 2015 18:17:17@inurashii for me its a desire to get out from under the mechanic-focussed design practice that I feel a lot of indie spaces treat as gospel
- — EricHermit (@Erichermit)Tue, Mar 10 2015 19:17:19@inurashii to me it's like, making the game you want to play or tells the story you want tot ell w/o compromising for wide appeal?
- — EricHermit (@Erichermit)Tue, Mar 10 2015 19:18:26@inurashii But at the same time I feel like there's a bit more to it than that too but I'm not sure exactly how to describe that
- — tj thomas (@TRONMAXIMUM)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:21:46
- — tj thomas (@TRONMAXIMUM)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:22:29
- — dante (@videodante)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:24:28@inurashii elaboration on prev: it's making games without the 'rules' of traditional indie dev, which often feels like a lil sibling to AAA
- — Breogán Hackett (@Bourbonbrick)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:55:19@inurashii Whereas indiedev is more of the game mechanics/classic story oriented games, that will often be of a particular genre.
- — charles elwonger ☀ (@animalphase)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:57:48@inurashii for me it's a step toward a term for this type of work that eventually doesn't need to include the word ‘game’. Broad experiences
- — Rhys 'Bug' P. (@risubancho)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:31:27
- — Rhys 'Bug' P. (@risubancho)Tue, Mar 10 2015 20:35:34
- — Caelyn Sandel (@inurashii)Tue, Mar 10 2015 21:27:40To me, #altgames are works with alternative audience goals. They may be for a niche, or everybody, or the author themselves...
- — Caelyn Sandel (@inurashii)Tue, Mar 10 2015 21:28:12... but the goal of #altgames is, in my belief, to evoke an emotion or set of emotions in the audience(s). To make them feel something.
- — Sophie Houlden (@S0phieH)Tue, Mar 10 2015 21:32:39@inurashii For me it's about doing what I want, without worrying if I'm going to fit in the places/boxes that a game is "supposed" to fit
What does #altgames mean?
Although I identify as an #altgames developer, I realized that I didn't have a single coherent definition for what #altgames means. So I asked the internet.
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