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Given that discovery is the #1 problem for an indie developer (and always has been), you can see that the more infamous and terrible we are … But it’s absolutely, utterly fucking forbidden to ever say so. Most of us didn’t do that well, and made beer money, but we carried on making games anyway because that’s what we liked to do, even if nobody wanted them. But this is piece of the internet and I can say what I like. The more we argue, the more we bait the trolls, the more we seem to get into a death spiral of internet hate… Phil Fish only has to tweet a fart and it’ll be all over the internet. How dare you speak to me, your customer, like that? Let’s just rewind a second and analyse that statement for a moment. Some developers did really well at that price point – I mean well.On the other hand, you will notice how objective and sincere a lawyer is in a relationship.Lawyers are stubborn and they are used to finding arguments in everything – and this is just the start of it all. But deep down we all know, really, that Phil Fish was right. For every one of you that enjoyed denigrating him and thrilled at insulting him, there are now another thousand people who listen to every word he says. Apart from there not being that many of them, twenty bucks is a pretty reasonable chunk of money and you should damned well expect it to work properly. The internet however decided it didn’t want to hear it, because the internet is mob and the wisdom of crowds is inversely proportional to the square if its size. Good old Phil is sitting pretty on a giant mound of cash the likes of which you will probably not even be able to comprehend, let alone earn in your lifetime. When we got a customer we were able to treat them like royalty. Our own blog is mercilessly and ruthlessly moderated with a low-orbit ion cannon. We relied on enough sales going through without problems to come out on top slightly, though the reality was that we never actually did. Technically Valve don’t actually dictate the prices we charge. It was another cataclysmically disruptive event, so soon on the heels of the last.
So you’ll understand now why customers aren’t worth anything much any more.
But I know, and they know, they’re only doing that because it’s actually yet more Dark Side of Public Relations. That’s where all of the money is going these days, great sucking, black holes, spewing out tat on their event horizons and hoovering up pennies from wallets worldwide.
You can yell about how important you are into the black hole if you like. You can “take your money elsewhere” and “never buy another product from you again, EVER”, and the black hole will continue to treat you exactly as you deserve – with impassive, voracious, inexorable silence, and still ever-growing.
You’ll realise why we’re actually happy to see you go if you feel like insulting us.
You might add two and two together and realise that for four, we’re not going to cry ourselves to sleep over the loss of your custom when we don’t take your shit. Without customers, we’re dead in the water, homeless and living in a cardboard box outside Berko sewage plant. And all of developers secretly know it and don’t talk about it. It’s far, far better to completely, totally ignore support, if you want to make a living.