“Getting the front page of the biggest games sites of the world is nothing compared to a 14-year-old who really likes my game.”
At GDC Europe 2013, Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell shares the changing landscape of community engagement.
In this free GDC Europe 2013 talk titled ‘The Dumb Hobby Project: Lessons Learned Making Thomas Was Alone‘ (courtesy of GDC Vault), Bithell speaks about all the market variables which helped propel his game to success.
The video starts after the jump.
For more on Bithell’s upcoming tactical stealth game mentioned in the video, Volume, check out this interview.
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