Let’s face it. Everytime we watch a movie, what do we always see when it begins? The title or course, but what else? The director and actors, that is who! Don Reisinger from CNet Blogs brings up a valid point – why isn’t the main game developer credited at the beginning of his work?
More often than not, developers talk about “the team.” Unlike the film industry where we focus on the directors and celebrities, the video game industry seems to love the idea that a team created a game and not one person stood above the crowd.
But is that really the best idea?
Let’s face it–most people care about Spore because Will Wright created it. if a no-name developer came up with this idea, we’d certainly hear about it and there would some reports about its progress, but not nearly as many people would care and random stories about it would all but disappear.
I have to agree with him on this issue. Sure, his team does a lot of the work but he should still be mentioned at the beginning of the game. He doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves…and compaired to movies, he puts out better products then the movie directors Uwe Boll and M. Night Shyamalan.