If it is true that software sells hardware, it is truer than ever that franchises sell software. While our industry has made hit games with names like Superman and James Bond and NFL Football, I think we should be proud that our best games are those whose heroes and world we invented ourselves.
Of course, it is valuable to devise an offshoot of a current idea. But it is invaluable to come up with a brand new idea of what a game can be.
I remember the first videogame I ever played. It was Pong – and I loved it!
On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.