Life can be hard. We had a painful round of layoffs at SOE today, and I helped some good friends pack up their things and leave. I’m not a big fan of the term “escapism” because I think it makes games sound irresponsible, like we’re trying to steal people away from the real world and the responsibilities and loved ones they have there.
But on tough days like today, it’s good to have fantasy worlds that remind us that better times exist and that we’ll find our way to them soon.
“Since it is so likely that they [children] will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” — C.S. Lewis, on the value of fantasy stories
Inspiration posts highlight others’ creations that I find inspiring or thought-provoking. All of their stuff is theirs… obviously. For more of Ivany86’s work, visit his DeviantArt gallery.