So, a couple years ago, I came across a video game called Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy.
It’s… how do I put it delicately… INSANELY DIFFICULT. It’s incredibly frustrating. It’s unapologetically sadistic.
In theory, this is a game that no one should want to play. It also went on to become #1 on Steam (the video game marketplace).
It is an extreme outlier in the video game industry. Uninspiring artwork. Non-existent story. Static background. Stock assets. Frustrating gameplay.
Every metric that guides the success of a video game is missing in it. And yet, for a while, it went on to beat PUBG – the most popular game of all time.
So, what do audiences like? Who the hell knows? 🤦♂️
As creative people, all we can do is keep experimenting and hope we create something that our audiences love.
Still stuck in Orange Hell,