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The Plenty of Lives blog is a blog focused on games, gaming and gamers. Written of course by me, the amateur Adam Thomas, so if you have anything you’d like to see a blog about send it my way on Facebook, Twitter or the comments section below. I hope I can do it justice.
Well, now back to the blog!
Back many episodes ago on The Out of Lives Podcast I wrote in with an idea I’d like to see to help support the amazing developers out there that have taken part in the PS+ and Games with Gold free game programmes.
I have a PS4 and thanks to my PS+ subscription I have played some absolutely fantastic games for free that are now regular features of my gaming time and one in particular is regularly used at parties now. Pix the Cat, Titan Attacks, Towerfall Ascension and Race the Sun are just a few of the games I have had the chance to play, games that I would not have bought myself. Moneys tight these days and I have to plan ahead to afford the games I want most. This means trying to make sure I only buy games that I know I’m going to enjoy.
Obviously these developers are being supported by Sony and Microsoft, some form of payment will be made to get these games on the programme for each platform. So I’m not suggesting they are not being compensated fairly, plus they benefit from the added exposure and word of mouth it brings from people who’ve enjoyed the games.
But I’ve been so impressed with and enjoyed some of these games so much that I’d like to support these developers. Now I can’t purchase their games anymore because I have them already, so maybe Sony and Microsoft might consider a donate/contribute button or something similar and allow me to help keep these talented teams in business. I’d happily give £5 extra to Matt Makes Games the maker of Towerfall Ascension or Dynamighty for Counterspy and definitely to Pastagames who brought me Pix the Cat.
There’s plenty of others I wouldn’t support, games I’m glad I had an opportunity to try but for one reason or another I just didn’t enjoy. I’m sure some of you out there reading this don’t like some of the games I’ve mentioned but are shouting “What about this game…” or “Why didn’t you mention this developer…”
We are always told as consumers to vote with our wallets, that’s what I’d like to do.
Let me know what you think! Good idea or stupid idea? You tell me. On Twitter I’m @adamthomas1994, on Facebook I’m just boring old Adam Thomas or just comment on this here website.
So, till next time…