Mac Developer: Unity chief John Riccitiello on clash of big ideas: 'Sony f***ing nailed it, and they deserve the victory' | GamesBeat | Games | by Gavin Greene
Unity chief John Riccitiello | by Gavin Greene: "‘Go to anyone of these conferences, and someone will pull you aside and show you something on their phone, and it’s almost invariably a Clash of Clans clone,’ Riccitiello said. ‘There are examples of games at the very top of the charts where they literally took someone else’s idea and polished it and improved on it in a small way. But that level of execution is to be admired anywhere, in the execution there is art. But ultimately it is … demoralizing to see the level of copying and ‘me-too-ism’ that is typical of game development, it’s sort of the easiest route, and I understand why people do it.’"
The most articulate description of the problem of the independent developer that I have yet read.