‘Selling Out isn’t a Dirty Choice’

by Nikolozi Meladze

Matt Gemmell on Sparrow acquisition:

Sparrow’s acquisition is a success story. Indie devs make a great product, build a customer-base, and are rewarded with a buy-out from a big company and they get new jobs with that company. It might not be what your particular goal or end-game is, but it is a success. I’m really happy for them.

Selling out isn’t a dirty choice. It doesn’t matter what the deal’s details are, or the amount of money, or who you’re selling to. It’s fine. It’s business. If you want to take the money, take the money. It doesn’t make you a bad person.

The Sparrow guys have homes, and families. They have every right to cash out and take new jobs. They’re winners.

You should be cheering these people on, not yelling “traitor” in impotent fury like a jealous, confused teenager.