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Doru Apreotesei's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

The author is a professional game designer. He strives to find the answers to very big questions, but can’t always be arsed to chronicle his progress. His main blog can be found at odiousrepeater.wordpress.com; only the stuff he's most happy with will be republished on Gamasutra.

The main topics will be games and philosophy, especially when the two intersect, though other things will no doubt creep in as well. Some of the stuff will be accessible to pretty much everyone, while some rants and ravings will no doubt only resonate with other game developers. Or just the author. Or nobody.

Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. The blog exists for entertainment purposes only. Names and places may well be outright invented – the author’s pretty bad at remembering stuff. If something pisses you off, it’s just a joke. If something hits close to home, make damn sure I wasn’t talking about someone else before complaining (or litigating), or you’ll look like an idiot. Indeed, everything on it is probably one big lie and should not be taken seriously.

 

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Comment In: [Blog - 03/14/2016 - 06:27]

You 're right, the hiring ...

You 're right, the hiring manager might be the one in the wrong. r n r nBut it doesn 't matter. Ultimately, the hiring manager needs to put their money - or the money they 've been entrusted with - where they think it 'll do the most good. It ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/17/2015 - 02:08]

Thanks a bunch for the ...

Thanks a bunch for the write-up, Richard. r n r nAs you 've stated, the whole crunch thing is quite complex and it 's very difficult to talk about it being good or bad in any absolute terms. But one thought experiment I find quite useful in arguing with people ...

Comment In: [News - 11/21/2014 - 07:11]

Sad for the people who ...

Sad for the people who lost their jobs. One does have to wonder whether the publisher 's unexpected cancellation of the project was justified, however. Double Fine don 't exactly have a history of being responsible with other people 's money.

Comment In: [News - 09/23/2014 - 01:23]

No choice but to link ...

No choice but to link this Gamasutra blog post/article of mine again. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DoruApreotesei/20140501/216802/Dude Wheres My Game The Truth and Lies of Delays and Cancellations.php r n r nJust in case someone finds it cheap to hear me say called it . :

Comment In: [Blog - 08/16/2014 - 02:16]

I 've personally cobbled together ...

I 've personally cobbled together a method of my own called the Tiered Pyramid Method. It 's not yet made it into my blog here at Gamasutra, but one of these days I 'll get around to it. In the meantime there 's a video of an early lecture on ...

Comment In: [News - 08/12/2014 - 07:40]

My comment on twitter: r ...

My comment on twitter: r n r n You 'd think that @King Games financial woes would make people drop their silver-bullet-thinking about F2P. Nah. Now it 's all about Kim. r n r nNot much to add to that. We really are a fad-driven industry to a large extent, ...