Entertainment Game Development
Gaming is playing an increasingly important role in the lives of millions of people around the world. With new markets opening up in the East and an ever-increasing effort by developers to encourage all genders to play games, the gaming industry is growing so fast that it can barely follow.
We want to be open to these new developments, but we also think that sometimes it can be good to take a step back and focus on the tried and tested fundamentals that make games really great.
First and foremost, we want to give the gamers themselves the right back how they want their game to look, feel and play. Today's politics sometimes have an influence on the ins and outs of a game world. More and more, developers are simply reluctant to add current social problems and themes, hoping that no controversy will arise. We fully respect that choice, but think that this can damage the creative process and lead to less innovative games.
There's no reason to think why games can't be more than entertainment. By not shying away from difficult and mature social themes, but instead showing the effects of those themes in our game worlds, we hope that our players will form their own opinions on difficult social issues before they start using populist world views. Only then can an open, non-judgmental and respectful discussion of these issues emerge and progress be made.
Since we have been gamers ourselves for more than 25 years, we strongly believe that the gaming community as a whole is not toxic or immature, but inherently one of the most open minded, intelligent and creative communities that exists. That's why gamers deserve the greatest respect and nothing less than our full effort to deliver fun and engaging games.
I cannot thank you enough for your support.
The COW team