Hello, my name is Keith Weatherby II. You may remember me from such blogs as, Have blog will travel, and from Blog to Eternity. I like to make games. I like to play games. I like to take long walks on the beach with games. As such I’ve decided to create a blog about independent games. Well mostly independent. I may at some future date decide to review commercial games or should I call them retail games. Better word, because many independent developers actually make a living from their indie games. Now before I go on, I want to first define what I think independent and indie means. Now you can disagree you can agree emphatically or you can be somewhere in the middle. I’m not going to debate it. Personally I think an indie game developer means they’re free of publisher demands. Essentially they are self-funded so they can make their own decisions. Take their own risks, and be Indiana Joneses in their field. Remember: You can’t spell Indiana Jones without Indy ;-)
Okay the truth is, I want to see if I can make some extra money. Making games is a time-consuming business, and because of that, I won’t see any money for a while from my games, assuming I ever get around to finishing them. (Game Developers are notorious for starting many projects but finishing only a few.) I’m not going to apologize for this fact, however. If I make nothing then that’s ok. I’m not so arrogant as I think I will make a living at it. I may, and that’s what I would be aiming for, and I may not, so that’s the way that goes. Since I am attempting to monetize this blog, you already are seeing ads and a donate button, and there may be more added, or some taken away in the near future as I streamline this thing.
The games I review on here, are not really restricted to a genre or platform, although I do have a general way of working. I tend to rotate certain types of games for instance the order sort of goes like this, first adventure games, then any kind of game, then Xbox Live Indie Games, then any other type of game, then a browser based game. This was rooted in the fact I used to do one review per week day and corresponds to the days of the week.
Most games are going to be for general audiences. I won’t review anything with gratuitous sex, nudity, or violence. Note I said gratuitous. That means extra. I’m going to take these on a case by case basis, so I might allow one game but not another.
I’ve decided to move my contact form to a contact page, and leave this for the about page. Makes it more obvious for people who have some comment or something they want to send me. Any gifts or donations are gladly accepted, especially money. Well only money. Well if someone can buy me an Ipod touch so I can review Ipod Touch/Iphone games, then I would be appreciative. Very appreciative. Okay well maybe not in *that* way, but still very happy. I’ll send you a Christmas card if you send me gifts. And money, and especially money. And women. And more money. And women with money. And women with video games bearing money. Video games. Money. Women. Money. Money. Money. Women. Women. Women. Money. And more women.
Don’t forget the women. And the money. And the video games.
Okay I’m done for sure this time. For reals.
ps. Here’s the contact page.