It’s okay to be different, innovation is what indie games should be all about.
The band members wear scary costumes and that’s part of their act. They do different music (“too rock for pop people, and too pop for hard rock people” they say) and wear different costumes. Indie games could do that. It’s possible to clone some popular casual game, but I think indies should strive for originality. Big studios let the markets decide what they do, but we indies can look for niches and search for opportunities in smaller ponds… and we can decide to do games that people have never seen. Lordi proved that more different music can be winning – I’m sure we indies can prove that more different games can win as well.
“You know, we are meat eaters in a vegetarian café,” said Mr. Lordi when asked how the band feels to be in Eurovision.
Yet, they won.