Capcom's Advice to Developers: "Whore Yourself and You’ll Get Buried"

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Over at Capcom USA, Adam Boyes, the company’s business development director, sat down and had a little conversation with GamesIndustry.biz. During the conversation, he gave a warning to independent developers regarding sticking to their original ideas when pitching their ideas to a publisher. Boyes stated that if they do not stick to their guns, they will go out of business – or be bought out by EA. Ok, I added that last part, but its true if you think about it.

“Don’t bow down and say “yes master, whatever you want.” Look to all the big guys out there – BioWare, Insomniac, all these huge developers – they didn’t get there by doing any old project that came their way. They chose their battles, they chose their projects and they stuck with them. Whore yourself and you’ll get buried.”

Boyes alos went on to state in the interview that Capcom favors game mechanics over technical skills when looking over new projects and used Bionic Commando and Dark Void as evidence of their philosophy in action.

“We’re all about mechanics as a company. Really great, solid game design and fantastic mechanics, which I believe is the Japanese way. Even with Dark Void, the game we’re doing with Crimson Skies’ team Airtight Studios, the mechanics were so essential to nail down. And Bionic Commando too – get the mechanics down and then build the world. “If developers come along and talk about how it’s got a gun from this game and an element from that other game, it’s not different. It needs to have elements that have that X-plus-one factor. It’s needs to blow people away especially as it has Capcom’s name behind it. That’s a big deal.”

You can read the full interview if you like by clicking through the link below.

Thanks: GamesIndustry.biz

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4 Comments on Capcom's Advice to Developers: "Whore Yourself and You’ll Get Buried"

exeHL

On May 21, 2008 at 10:15 am

He does have a point. I mean, look at the companies working for EA.

ManOfTeal

On May 21, 2008 at 11:49 am

I love how when you move your mouse pointer over the picture of Paris Hilton it says, “Paris Hilton is Ugly.” Love it…. :lol:

Go Marlins!!!!

Stephany

On May 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm

To quote Austin Powers: “SHE’S A MAN BABY!”

james

On May 21, 2008 at 4:40 pm

i would do her so hard she would cry