Originally Posted by yaustar
I disagree. Anyone that has a share in the company obviously want it to make money. Other then that, the games industry doesn't pay well compared to other industries and virtually all that enter it, know this.
Edit: I misunderstood what you said. Yes, you are right. If an investor sees a quick buck, they will take full advantage to make the most of it and quite frankly, if I owned a company, so would I. There has to be some consistent cash flow to keep the company afloat and low risk, known quantity projects/licenses will always be high on the list.
At least then, I have some money to throw at how risk, unknown quantity projects to see how they do.
Then you either have to find a company that looks like it can survive on original games (Introversion, Behemoth) for the foreseeable future or start your own company.
It's alright XD But anyhow, the companies don't realize that by NOT taking a risk we could possibly LOSE money by making such harsh conditions by not letting something into a game. Companies nowadays are not willing to take risks even though video games have been showing popularity in taking risks and adding new things, and that even applies to most companies. A very popular Beer company for example (Rated I believe number 6, probably higher in America and only distributes their beer in around half the country) spends their money on new technology and experiments all the time. Their chances of the product working? 50/50, but they still do it. I'm not saying marketing is a bad thing, but companies seem to forget other aspects of marketing that's important such as the ethical aspects as it or the value factors that may incur. I'm not saying this is true, these are just things that they might ignore because they care too much about the money. Personally, I have other goals I wish to accomplish by creating video games, one that I find sincerely important and that others may find cheesy or probably dumb. If you really want to know (though I kinda doubt it "^^) Private message me XD