Friday, February 18, 2011

Animal Crossing --> FarmVille

I have been telling game developers for years that they were leaving money on the table by not making more games like Animal Crossing. My wife pointed out this morning that FarmVille and its ilk are pretty direct descendants of Animal Crossing, and they are indeed taking that money. I don't know how I missed that before; the similarities are obvious once you think about it.


BryceGuy72 said...

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and made a few pics with it:

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Mark said...

Hey, I suspect I waited until way too late to ask this, but are you at GDC this year?

James McNeill said...

Unfortunately I'm missing GDC this year due to work. I helped make a demo that was shown there on Tuesday (I think to press only though) and now we're preparing an online beta.

Are you there this year?