O'Leary laments the current state of the games industry, calling it "frankly, a mess," thanks largely to a sour economy. "People that used to buy many games every year now buy a few AAA titles, supplementing their need with games that are free or cost less than a pack of gum," O'Leary writes. "Anything in the middle is struggling. The Wii and DS markets have nearly collapsed and 3DS is a brave new world the publishers are excited about but also very cautious to enter."
The complaint notwithstanding, n-Space has still had a very busy year. It is working on Nintendo DS versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, GoldenEye and James Bond 007 Bloodstone, as well as Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids for the Wii. n-Space released Toy Story 3 for the DS earlier this year. O'Leary said, in all seven titles will ship this year, five of them approved in September. One is an iPhone game the studio will announce next week.