so if you hate the everpresence of cgi in today’s movies you should logically be at least a trade unionist, and any logically consistent trade unionist is furthermore a marxist-leninist (a proof so obvious i will leave to the reader). QED
i don’t think there’s “too much cgi” in movies to be clear, i think most people’s problems with cgi is with bad cgi and nobody notices good cgi because it’s good, but the reason there’s so much cgi in movies these days is because cg artists are mostly un-unionized and underpaid so it’s cheaper for the studios to use cgi than to pay the unionized artists who do things like building physical sets and miniatures and things
@zorotl game dev is cheap cheap cheap in terms of art. that's why movie publishers like annapurna are swerving hard into game publishing
when i think about "indie" publishers like devolver i can't even name the devs they publish. all the work you do just goes to building their brand recognition instead of yours
what's the incentive to go to bat for you? they don't even pick projects they actually believe in, it's not even their own money, they have investors. they're just throwing shit at the wall until something gives them a 100x ROI and if you're not that, tough shit, and if you are, they'll take all the cultural clout for your creative work anyway
99% of game publishing is a complete scam honestly. especially if you've already done most of the creative work up front these morons offer absolutely zero value. they claim to help with marketing or connections but they'll drop you like a bag of dog shit if the project isn't successful a month after release anyway
years ago we got offered a contract for samurai gunn 2 that was like "we'll give you a mil up front, but we take 100% of the profit until investment is recouped and afterward it becomes a 70-30 split in our favor. we also will control the IP for 10 years. also if we don't like how development is going we can cancel and you owe us all the money back" like bruh why would i not just fund the game myself with terms like that, you are literally assuming no risk and getting 100% of the reward for no work lol
there are actually a lot more people who don’t live in the us but are affected by us policy than there are in the us! a number of times more!