Monday, 22 February 2010

Valve Is Sick Of 'Shitty Party Games'

Chet Faliszek, a writer and developer from Valve has criticised (to put it lightly) the plethora of mini-game titles that have assaulted the industry in the wake of the motion control generation. He urges developers to make better use of the new technologies:
“Hopefully we've gotten past the point of mini-games. I'm sick of that [makes arm movement]. That's not a game for me anymore. Let's get some real interaction going.”

“We have these technologies. Now that let us interact in different, really exciting ways. It is developers' jobs to do something with it. Impress me. Don't just make shitty games I wouldn't want to play if I had to use a joystick.”
Amen to that.

Faliszek isn’t adverse to the idea of motion controls and he did not rule out the possibility of integrating Natal in games such as Left 4 Dead.
“You won't have to make the arm movement of sawing off a zombie's head in some tiresome mini-game. I can promise you that. But we’ll see.”

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