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Owen Good chimes in with his weekly Stick Jockey article, this one entitled, Can Sports Video Games Win One for the Little Guys?

Quote:
"Of the independent games available on Xbox Live, a sports title is currently the No. 1 downloaded title and another is the No. 2-rated game, across all offerings. But sports is far from the service's dominant genre.

The action and adventure, puzzle and trivia, and shooter categories all have more than 100 listings. Sports, just 25. And this is just one measure. On the whole, sports are not a particularly fertile subject for indie developers, especially if one considers racing games a genre outside of sports.

Where do sports stand on the indie landscape? Does this indicate an opportunity for a developer? Or a strict barrier to his participation?"

Member Comments
# 1 Cod @ 01/14/10 08:22 PM
That is a very good article. It does a fantastic job of explaining the reasons why a the sports genre is tough to break for independent developers. Thanks for the link Steve.
 

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