The Jimquisition 28: When Publishers Kick, Developers Start
The age of the re-animators is here. Game genres previously thought "dead" by so-called AAA publishers are getting their revival thanks to the crowdfunding efforts of such projects as Pillars of Eternity, Yooka-Laylee, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
The big-budget world has made the message quite clear - it neither wants nor needs creative, passionate developers anymore. It would rather clone Clash of Clans and Call of Duty all day. Fine. Creative, passionate developers don't need the big-budget world either.
As sad as this year's been for games, we're still in a potential golden age.