Talk:Third-party developer

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Merge with other X-Party Developers into Video Game Developer[edit]

The articles on First-party developer and Second-party developer are very thin on information. Maybe they should be merged with this article? -- 17:12, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Isn't Sega partners with Nintendo (which I think makes it second party to Nintendo)? 11:00, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

@ "" -- I think that's a good idea. there should be an article titled "Types of video games developers" and there be a seperate section for first, second, and third party developers.

@ "" -- No, Sega is a third party devekoper.
--A Hylian Human 17:15, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

I propose that these articles be merged into Video game developers, which already has a subsection called types. -- trlkly 13:26, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Third-party developers are common throughout the software industry, thus this article should not be limited to video game developers. There is too much of an emphasis in this article on video game developers. Instead the article should be improved by making broader references to software development in general, and not simply to video games. JohnT (talk) 18:44, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Merge - I agree . the video game industry seems to have a specific meaning for first, second, and third that is more nuanced than the general software industry... the content of these should be merged into video game developer and the first and third names linked to headings. Then, third-party developer should be upgraded to the general computer industry concept, with a disamb to the video game developer. Finally, we need to fix some of the disamb on party (disambiguation) and move it to third party. Depending on my schedule, I may just get bold and do it. --Marcinjeske (talk) 18:19, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


How come Threewave gets it's own homepage listed whereas none of the others do? I'm considering editting it out in the interest of fairness, but not sure. (talk) 00:00, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

what about hardware developers in computer field is also generaly used. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Imherewhereru (talkcontribs) 19:20, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Needs rewrite[edit]

Don't intend to step on toes, but this article is rather non-encyclopedic. I tagged it as such. Let's hope it gets the attention of some experts! The bulk of the article is a list that probably should be culled completely. The prose above it is dominated by examples as well. The last paragraph even opens telling the reader it's just another example. Definition-by-examples aside, the descriptive statements are in a non-encyclopedic tone. I was about to go through it sentence by sentence fixing the tone, but it occurred to me... I'm not in the field and this entire article should really be redone, by an expert, citing sources along the way. Joel D. Reid (talk) 03:36, 18 June 2008 (UTC)