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Paul Furio's Blog

 

Founder and CEO of SyncBuildRun, an Indie Episodic Gaming Startup in Seattle, WA.  I'm a 19 Year Software Deveopment Vet, making games since 1999, and leading teams for the past five years.

 

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Posted by Paul Furio on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 02:30:00 EDT in
Why are we choosing to make Episodic Games? What do we interpret as Episodic? What's so important about weekly Episodes?


Why does management do seemingly insane things? Why do we push for E3 demos that we know are throwaway code? Why are startup people so weird? They're insane, but in a way that keeps a business afloat.


SIx months into my game studio startup, I share my thoughts of what went well and what went not so well.


Posted by Paul Furio on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:54:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
I share three lessons and guiding principals from world class leaders for ensuring that my projects are successful.


Posted by Paul Furio on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:09:00 EST in Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Part 2 of 2 in a quick series on how we organize and architect our screen management classes for easy extensibility and control. This post focuses on an Animation sequencer.


Posted by Paul Furio on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:35:00 EST in Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Part 1 of 2 in a quick series on how we organize and architect our screen management classes for easy extensibility and control.



Paul Furio's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/21/2015 - 01:37]

Let 's not forget the ...

Let 's not forget the final upside of Flash/AS3: it has been around so long, that almost every question can be answered with a simple Google search. Try that on any new language, or new tool, and you 're back to the 1980s, when coding a game meant pounding your ...

Comment In: [News - 07/23/2015 - 01:22]

Some website might be running ...

Some website might be running their server on an Amiga even today Given the post latency...

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

As a Manager, I have ...

As a Manager, I have never once thought this way. I have always avoided crunch, ensured my teams had adequate rest time, worked at a reasonable pace, and delivered high quality work. r n r nAs a result, my teams were extremely happy, highly productive, and always accomplished their goals ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/03/2015 - 03:47]

This is great news. We ...

This is great news. We have a log of legacy AS3 code, and porting it to OpenFL/Haxe will be a much lower cost than a port to C for Unity. Being able to hit consoles is a big plus for us. Thanks

Comment In: [Blog - 06/01/2015 - 02:30]

Those are excellent points, and ...

Those are excellent points, and we 're already addressing those in our planning, especially the what do players do in-between episodes I understand the binge phenomena, and that will happen. Players can pick up our game mid-season or end-of-season and binge all the content released to that moment. That 's ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/20/2015 - 02:13]

An excellent post. You have ...

An excellent post. You have to figure out what Agile Process or other tracking process works well for your team. As soon as you hit a certain critical mass size as a company, this will be ingrained as part of your culture, and new team members will be incentivized to ...