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At PAX East last year, I was a, believe it was, a "super indie guy" over on the side of the hall and I was showing a very, very early version of [Dragon Fantasy Book II]," Adam told me. "Sony was sniffing around and they got wind that we were making a pretty cool role-playing game in the old-school style and they said 'hey you guys should come talk to us.'

"So we went to go talk to them and I was like 'Yeah right, Sony's not going to ... they just want to see who we are and they're going to be like you're too small, we don't want to work with you.' Turns out, they did! We got a call back a week later and they're like 'Hey, let's PubFund you.'"

Adam was in disbelief. Adam told me it was like one of those moments from a Michael Bay movie, where the actor dramatically and slowly takes off their sunglasses as they try to understand what just happened.

"I mean seriously, that was one of the best days of my life. I've been working on this game since I was 14 as you know, but to have it coming to a system with buttons?! They had me at buttons. They're like 'We got buttons!' and I'm like 'Awesome!' and they're like 'We'll give you some money too!' and I'm like 'I don't care! Buttons! Televisions, oh holy shit!'"

Adam also told me that working with Sony has been great, something I've been hearing from all of the other studios that are coming on board the various PlayStation platforms.

"It's been absolutely wonderful working with Sony. Everything that we need they make it happen, and I can't stress enough that Sony is fantastic. I know I sound like I'm just shilling, they're not paying me to say this. Seriously, it's awesome.

"With Dragon Fantasy we've been talking to other people about things for years, and it was hard to even get a foot into the door. There's another company we had been trying to talk to, just never went anywhere. They like to send rejection letters that say absolutely nothing.

"So yeah, I love Sony. I want to have their videogame babies."

 

EVER WONDER WHY THERE ARE SO MANY SONY FANS ON GAMING FORUMS? STORIES LIKE THIS.



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I have to think all the good will of Indie support, PS+, and these awesome core and SP focused exclusives is gonna pay off for Sony. I guess it all depends on price but damn it just seems like they're far nicer about how they get your money lol.  Nintendo is awesome too.




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I would think this should worry Sony fans. Sony is clearly too preoccupied with pleasing developers to give a damn about its customers.

While this is a sweet story from the perspective of the guy making the game, none of this says anything about how the game will turn out and how many people will want to play it. The fact that Sony is using up resources giving opportunities to small, untested developers is good for the developers, but means zilch for the consumers.



 

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Immortal said:
I would think this should worry Sony fans. Sony is clearly too preoccupied with pleasing developers to give a damn about its customers.

While this is a sweet story from the perspective of the guy making the game, none of this says anything about how the game will turn out and how many people will want to play it. The fact that Sony is using up resources giving opportunities to small, untested developers is good for the developers, but means zilch for the consumers.


This may be the oddest reply it's possible to come up with for this thread.



Immortal said:
I would think this should worry Sony fans. Sony is clearly too preoccupied with pleasing developers to give a damn about its customers.

While this is a sweet story from the perspective of the guy making the game, none of this says anything about how the game will turn out and how many people will want to play it. The fact that Sony is using up resources giving opportunities to small, untested developers is good for the developers, but means zilch for the consumers.

Consumers want games

Developers make games

If the developers are happy, they will support the console, that's what every consumer wants. GAMES!!!

I really don't get your point :/



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I like desperate Sony, nice change from the arrogant devs will crawl across broken glass to be on our platform early PS3 Sony. I have heard a lot of talk  of Sony reps basically talking to everyone at PAX and GDC.



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zarx said:

I like desperate Sony, nice change from the arrogant devs will crawl across broken glass to be on our platform early PS3 Sony. I have heard a lot of talk  of Sony reps basically talking to everyone at PAX and GDC.


I like desperate Sony too. desperate Sony is the Sony the competition won't be able to handle



Sony's trying. I give them that much credit.



Immortal said:
I would think this should worry Sony fans. Sony is clearly too preoccupied with pleasing developers to give a damn about its customers.

While this is a sweet story from the perspective of the guy making the game, none of this says anything about how the game will turn out and how many people will want to play it. The fact that Sony is using up resources giving opportunities to small, untested developers is good for the developers, but means zilch for the consumers.



it's like somebody at Sony accidentally clicked on that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8To-6VIJZRE

and was like "I don't know that guy, but yea, he is right.."