Hard Work and Privilege
DISCLAIMER: If you do not “believe” that privilege is a thing, or whatever, I have neither the energy nor the eloquence to convince you otherwise at the moment.
Earlier this week there was a bit of a flare-up in the broader indie games community that I think has happened before, and will probably happen again, and it goes something like this:
ESTABLISHED CREATOR: “I don’t understand why all these new developers are whining that nobody liked their first game. It took me 10 years to make a game people liked. Shut up and work harder.”
YOUNG TURK: “Don’t tell me to work harder. I work insanely hard as it is. Sorry I didn’t start from such privilege, asshole.”