Hello, dear reader.
You have no idea, how happy I am that you are here, on this site. It means that I have done something right somewhere in the process. And that is a start! This is my first time blogging on
my own domain and it is a bit intimidating. I have, a few years ago, been writing blogs and doing weekly comics on http://www.gamereactor.dk, while I had time for that kind of stuff. For you, who have never heard of Gamereactor, it is a huge gaming site and community originating from Denmark. I got this small gig from a competition on their site, but that it a story for another day. But now the focus is on Isling and Islingames!
For the past 5½ years, I have been working at the Danish Gamestop. most of this time I have been a Store Manager in 3 different stores. While Gamestop may be making different opinions around the world I enjoyed working with games and my customers. Mostly. I might do some blogs about stories from ‘behind the counter’ because there are a few good ones. Gamers are indeed a colorful group of people!
Motivations for Isling
So I have sold video games and drawn game comic strips but who am I? I am an old 32 years old gamer who has been playing a very varied kind of games. I have been over most genres and still, I find myself intrigued by new ones. But with the years I have started to grow impatient with the amount of time a game takes to fully complete. This had made my interest in the indie scene expand enormously. The indie games market is so colorful and broad that you are missing out on so much by ignoring this genre of games. The problem in the gaming business these days are that games are so insanely expensive to produce. It takes enormous amounts of people and man hours to produce an AAA game. This means that if your game sells below expectations you will lose A LOT OF MONEY! Many companies have broken their neck this way during the past decade or so. To be sure that your game does not flop most of the big companies keep releasing the safe options; Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield, FIFA and so forth. This is bad for the business!
This is where the indie market becomes really interesting. On most occasions, an indie game is much cheaper to make than a regular commercial game. There are way fewer people working on it and they do not pay an insane amount of money on actors and marketing and so forth. This makes room for thinking outside the box and makes something new and original. Basically, it gives the creative people room to be creative. And THIS is a good thing!
Often these games are pretty short and work way better for a packed schedule you have when you have to balance work, family and social life with your hobby. Some of the best experiences I have had with games the past many years come from these indie games and that is the stuff I want to tell you, dear reader, about in upcoming blogs. Which games are great and which ones should you maybe avoid?
Hey, I just met you, but bookmark me maybe?
If these sounds even remotely interesting please bookmark my site and I will make some great content for you! If you need more, I will spice the site up with drawings, comics, mini-reviews and scenes from the gaming market in different countries. I will also work on Let’s plays for you who do not have time and/or money to try the games out yourself. And while you are at it, click my social media links and follow me to see what I’m working on!
Hopefully by the time you read this I have made something for the ‘About‘ section of the site so elaborate on this post 🙂