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CCP taking risks? Well, they are Icelandic…

By on October 8, 2010

Alec Meer of Rock Paper Shotgun wrote a polemic about why I shouldn’t have published Ten games businesses that are doomed

That’s his prerogative, and I am currently working on a post explaining my rationale.

But in amongst the feedback, Keith Neilson made a comment that explained why CCP is so comfortable taking a big risk on Dust:

“Doomed? No, Dangerously Risky? Absolutely. But what do you expect from a nation that lives on an active volcano, poking it for its electricity.”


About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: