I (to my somewhat dismay) left an arc that could have sailed me into the game world long ago, but I still keep the industry in the corner of my eye. Considering iOS games are a huge chunk of the App Store, I have to, don't I?
But I also fall into the trap of poking fun at Zynga, and, largely based on 2nd-hand info and circumspect stories online, I tend to vilify Mark Pincus. Apparently he's either a decent human or is as good a fraud as Rasputin.
I like to think his heart is in the right place, even if his company is determined to rip other designers off. This heartfelt story about his one-time technical assistant is an interesting perspective on the guy.
Another reminder not to judge.
one man's journey into creating gibblybits