You have probably seen something like this:
I cannot say that is an universal rule, but it makes a lot of sense to me. So, if I would start a new games company without investors, I will definitely go for GOOD and CHEAP games.
- FAST and GOOD are not cheap. So you need high investments for those. And I would prefer not having investors.
- FAST and CHEAP are not good. And Players are looking for quality, for motivations to play, for the right gameplay case.
- CHEAP and GOOD games are slow to make. But if you keep the scope controlled (cheap, remember) there is a lot of space for smaller games.