[casual_games] Impact of Netbooks on PC Development?
trebconnell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 15:57:36 EST 2008
Quite a few games have asked me whether I wanted full screen or windowed the
first time they ran. That was nice, and it was always easy to change it
later in the graphics menu.
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM, Hal Barwood <hal at finitearts.com> wrote:
> I worry about the Casual Games biz escalating into the Hard Core biz with
> ever-increasing download size and system requirements.
> I also wonder about the common practice of full-screen defaults: I've seen
> a few games that get stretched horizontally because the engine doesn't
> recognize widescreen displays -- for example, 1280x800 (most current
> laptops) and 1024x600 (the new netbooks).
> Providing a windowed option for customers seems like good etiquette, if
> nothing else.
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