In 1999, myself and my partners started GarageGames with the goal of democratizing development, and brought a low cost game engine to market. We started calling shareware authors Indies, and changed the landscape of Indie and low end development.
Yesterday, Phil Harrison, former Sony Worldwide Studios President, and now president of Atari, gave a keynote address at the Unite conference in Denmark where he is espousing his vision of “democratizing game development” via the inexpensive game engine Unity.
Unity is a good engine and there are some good tidbits of info in his presentation, but we have been using these talking points for a long time.
Welcome aboard, Phil.
-Jeff Tunnell, Game Maker
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