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Warren Spector - long games are on the way out, casual game market is crowded

by rawmeatcowboy
17 June 2008
GN 1.0 / 2.0

“Game costs are going to be $35-40 million, even $100 million, and the expectations are huge. You have to differentiate yourselves. One-hundred hour games are on the way out… How many of you have finished GTA? Two percent, probably. If we’re spending $100 million on a game, we want you to see the last level! I heard people say that casual games are where to go as an indie, but you still need to differentiate yourself because that’s a really crowded field,” he pointed out. “If you don’t make it on the front page you don’t get your game seen.” - Warren Spector

I am dying to know what this secret Spector/Disney project is. We keep hearing that it’s a platformer out to ‘off’ Mario. While I don’t believe that will ever happen, I would sure like to see another mascot give him a run for his money.