heartless_ writes "The Lost Garden Blog has an interesting article up comparing small time game developers to small local touring rock bands. From the article... 'I call these small online multiplayer games 'village games.' They are quirky, isolated communities much like a traditional village or small town. The communities tend to be a bit more friendly and insular then their larger city-sized brethren such as Everquest or World of Warcraft. The game play tends to be a bit more unique and able to take risks.'" Woo Puzzle Pirates.