[by Robert Fearon]
The phrase "The Indie Revolution" has been bugging me for a while now.. I’ve heard it time and time and time again and it’s bugged me then too but it took the wonderful and lovely Shahid Ahmad’s recent speech to the London Games Conference to stop me in my tracks. For some reason, my immediate reaction was “no, that’s not right”.
I’ve struggled to pin down why though.
Was it the idea that what we’d started was settled? Certainly it rankled with me and I knew that wasn’t really his point but still, it’s a thought that crossed my mind. We’re not nearly done yet. We’ve got lots and lots to do. There’s still way too many people frozen out here, it’s not over, it’s not. I tried writing that down. No. That still didn’t fit. That wasn’t it. I know Shahid, he knows it’s not over. He’s not stupid. He’s talking about platform holders having to evolve to accomodate the people who make videogames now. He knows there’s work to be done still.