[game_edu] IGDA board candidates
darius.kazemi at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 08:23:01 EST 2009
No offense, but that's kind of absurd. "Creator" is a little high and
mighty. It has the connotation of, oh, you know, God. I AM THAT I AM? That
guy? If anything, developer is a more accurate term than creator, even for
the creative bits of our work, because even designers and artists are, in
fact, taking someone else's idea and developing it on an iterative level.
Seriously, how much of a creator are you if you're texturing rocks all day,
or balancing the DPS of swords versus the AC of armor? (Also, most game
developers are allergic to pretension, so best to shy away from lofty terms
for what we do.)
If I had to pick a new term, whole-cloth, it would be "maker," seeing as the
most common way game developers describe what they do is, "I make games."
Though I'm pretty proud to be a game developer and don't want to see the
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Lewis Pulsipher <lewpuls at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would very much like to see the word "developer" replaced with "creator"
> in the industry (unless we are truly talking only about programmers). This
> would help improve both our own discussions and the perceptions of
> "outsiders". Is any candidate willing to push to have the name of the
> organization changed to "International Game Creators Association"?
> game_edu mailing list
> game_edu at igda.org
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