But what is wrong with this argument???Rebel_Raven said:The whole "make your own game!" argument is wearing pretty thin on me the way it's thrown about without consideration of anything but the desire to shut the person it's thrown at up.
You want something done and you can't do it yourself. It means you have to purchase interest of someone who can.
If you can promise a game developer major sales in exchange for a game with strong female protagonist then you will get his interest - because "money talks, walks".
It does not even has to be "bestselling game since COD MW" - just enough sales to cover development cost + a tidy profit.
But I hear exactly the opposite argument.
"Share of female gamers in hardcore gaming experiences is low because of lack of good female protagonists.
So make more female protagonists"
This is why the argument "How about you do it yourself" is thrown out.
You promise nothing, but you ask for investment and effort.
In business sense you are telling the game developer to invest into a gamble that might or might not help him expand a market, that is gigantic as it is.
And when the said developer will invest into this gamble - he isn't even guaranteed to profit from this investment, because the second there will be a big market in selling hardcore games to female gamers, you will see Blizzard, Activition and Ubisoft all jump on the bandwagon and elbow the little guy out.
There is money in making games with strong protagonists.
All successes of games with female protagonists are just that: a game, that is carried by a strong protagonist.
That just happens to be female.