sa110> The reason people don't develop new games for RISC OS, it because "the public" don't want that. People want ports of PC crap. "If it's not Doom 3, forget it" is the basic attitude. Who can afford to buy game rights from ID/Sony/EA...?
There's an immense amount of work required to get any decent sized game up to any sane level of solidity, and you nominally only get one chance to release it, bug free, unlike application software where it's almost -expected- that there'll be future upgrades. I wrote or had a hand in a good number of wholly original acorn games over an 8 year timespan, and the majority of feedback from users or commentary on the 'net was about how to hack them, how to copy them, moans that we'd not done port-games, etc. Not a great deal of positivity.
We simply had to accept it -- people really DON'T want to buy original games for this platform any more.
OTOH, if you have a spare few grand to fund the development of something....
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