The Classic Games expo was full of all sorts of goodies, but one of the more interesting bits was David Crane himself. Co-Founder of Activision and the creator of legendary, classic game Pitfall, commented on what he thinks about the status of “casual games”.
“I think it’s hilarious because there must have been some kind of miracle, because ten years ago everyone was playing these kinds of games and now everyone forgot they existed just because they’re on phones now. I kind of feel like I’ve always made casual games. I make games for people who like to have fun and enjoy games on any level. Games are about diversion; that’s very casual.”
“If you ask someone what they thought a casual game was a few years ago, they might have said something like Angry Birds. Now they’ll probably say something like Farmville. I don’t like to lump those social games in with casual games. I think it’s those Zinga-like games that give the “casual” market a bad name.”
When asked about his JungleVenture project, he commented that it’s lifespan depends on the reaction to the kickstarter.
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