It's about time to get the ball rolling!
Hey there everyone! So glad to be a part of a brand new community with you all! I'm relatively new to the site, and the first time I saw anything about ember was on twitter several months ago. I decided to jump in and check it out for myself, and I really believe in the vision of the site.
I'm an avid gamer, like most of you I assume, but I focus mainly on indie titles. I love the process and development of games, so I decided to create a channel dedicated to supporting indie devs. Ember is in that vein, so what better way to showcase news than on that of an indie site!? A lot of what I post will be short and sweet, but sometimes that's all we need. Now I don't have a particular format, or even schedule to go by as I am fairly busy with family, work, and other hobbies, but I assure you I will make time to throw up a blog or two every once in a while. Again the focus will be strictly on indie games/development.
Why indie? Great question. Indie games just feel more genuine to me. I see a lot of passion and expression from indie developers toward the vision of their game. Even when times are tough, most developers stick it out to the end, and I respect that. Typically, I notice a lot of these indie developers involving the community into the actual development of their game, too. With AAA games, I see decisions based on whether or not they can produce more income, and it backfires almost instantaneously. Whenever I play an indie title, the experience I have and the little details I notice in each game tend to stick out to me even more than a AAA title. Not to mention, there isn't a lot of controversy in the indie game community comparatively to AAA communities.
With all of this said, I am looking forward to the many great conversations ahead. It's been a while since I've written anything of this length, so bear with me as I find my comfort zone. I appreciate you taking the time to read this, and can't wait to share some indie game news with you!!