Sunday, September 02, 2012

Why do you make games?

Edge magazine had an article where they had asked 18 respected game creators "why they make games!". There are a few interesting answers but I found what Ken Levine had said super awesome and could not resist sharing it here.

"I make video games because it's difficult. We're still figuring out how they work. What other job in the world combines the coolest parts of the creative (art, script writing, etcetera) with an engineering challenge that is evolving every day? I work with a team of superheroes. It's the most beautiful thing in the world to watch them solve problems. The most challenging creative tasks imaginable get thrown at videogame developers, and they figure it out. How much have movies evolved in the last 20 years? TV? Theatre? Now think how much videogames have evolved. I make videogames to be able to work with the people who made that happen."

Ken Levine, Creative Director and Co-founder, Irrational Games

3 comments:

Ashkan said...

irrational and awesome :)

Hojjat said...

Heh! its very close to my idea, I think it close to yours too.

gholo said...

Cool