My favourite component of getting the managing editor of GamesBeat is speaking to folks such as Steve Escalante. He’s the founder of Versus Evil, an indie game publisher recognized for operating with studios that make exceptional and superior-seeking function-playing and technique games.

I checked out a quantity of Versus Evil games at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. I’ve watched the publisher due to the fact it began operating with Stoic, the studio behind a single of my favourite technique game franchises of the previous decade: The Banner Saga. Versus Evil has also worked on Pillars of Eternity II, my favourite function-playing game of 2018. And I couldn’t quit giggling at the charm of Cardpocalypse, a mix of collectible card battler and RPG from Gambrinous (the makers of Guild of Dungeoneering).

I’ve been asking every person I interview the identical query: What’s the most significant problem the game business faces. Here’s how Escalante fielded it.

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