In the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg, entitled “Video Game Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?” we take a closer look at the state of the modern games industry. Exploring the shifting balance of power following in the wake of new business models, gaming devices and online technologies, the new documentary film also examines whether there’s a place for independent developers in today’s increasingly cutthroat business world.
In the movie, we take a detailed look at the current reality of game development and publishing, including how increasingly competitive market conditions are utterly transforming the gaming industry. Scrutinizing the challenges of next-generation game creation going forward, difficulties of competing with industry titans and what it takes to survive in today’s increasingly harsh retail climate, gaming’s biggest names debate the changing nature of the business – and shifting scale of risk vs. reward.
Featuring commentary by industry leaders such as Lionhead Studios founder Peter Molyneux, Gaikai CEO David Perry and LittleBigPlanet co-creator Alex Evans, the piece also includes commentary by storied names such as Oddworld inventor Lorne Lanning and Sensible Software/Tower Studios co-founder Jon Hare. We trust you’ll enjoy viewing it as much as we did filming the video.