Gamecock

Gamecock Media group launched Monday.  The group, based in Austin, is headed up by industry vets: Mike Wilson and Harry Miller and is focused on giving all of you(us) indie developers a shot at the big time.

Well, I sure hope it pans out.  With the emergence of digital distribution and all of these big names backing independent developers, we should start to see some more quality works from places that would not even of had a chance a few years back.  In the day of the multi-million dollar development budget and staffs breaching the 100 body marker, it’s nice to see some folks that have faith in the little guy.

Let’s just hope they all stick with their modus operandi.

NOTE: Pictured below and linked is Carol Marika.  You will be seeing more pics fo her in the coming posts

5 Responses to “Gamecock” »»

  1. Comment by mwhitman | 02/13/07 at 8:36 pm

    Cool.

    Hope it takes off. As you said it’s always nice to see someone willing to back the small guys.

  2. Comment by Cokeman | 02/14/07 at 5:33 am

    Well I have a Wii and along with it comes the Virtual Console. I have to say that I probably play it more than the actual Wii games them selves. It reminds you that you don’t need bump mapping and realistic shaders and lighting to have a good game. Just an innovative design and some good mechanics. It sometimes feels like the bigger games have forgot that and have just fallen into the pattern of better graphics, more realistic design, better graphics… and so on. Mind you this is nice and fine I enjoy those games too, but sometimes I want to play a fun game where I have to save the people from dreamland from nightmares, or the such. Anyway this kind of reminds me (and brings me to the point of this) off some news I read a while back about the Wii’s Virtual Console. I was reading how it doesn’t have to just be about releasing old Retro games from whatever system, but that independent or small gaming companies could design and release new games over it. I thought about how great of an idea this was. Anyway I’m very excited about this kind of news and I hope that we start to get some results from initiatives like this.

  3. Comment by Toto | 02/14/07 at 4:43 pm

    While I do agree with you Cokeman, I do have to add that there is a lot to be said for a game that is well presented. Unless you have a big name behind you (like Nintendo for example), you won’t attract a lot of interest if your game does not look good….good enough to look at. 🙂

  4. Comment by Cokeman | 02/14/07 at 6:09 pm

    Yeah I do see what your saying and you are right. I do get a little jelous when I see a 360 version of madden compared to my Wii’s version, it looks fantastic.

  5. Comment by Ojiqhenv | 07/15/08 at 1:22 pm

    Good luck, , lnawfi,

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