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Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

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Getting Back To The Garage

In the early days of the computer gaming industry, many top games were produced by a handful of geeks working out of somebody's attic or garage. Today games have budgets that can stretch into millions of dollars, and teams can include literally dozens of artists and programmers. Creative control has moved from the designers themselves to the big name publishers who can foot the development bill.

Seeking to reverse the trend is GarageGames, a new internet label set up by a group of former Dynamix employees whose previous work includes great games like Starsiege Tribes. The idea behind it is to create and distribute great games over the internet, and to provide tools and support for independent game developers. Will it work? Who knows, but it's certainly worth your support - head over to their website to find out more...