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Game Director, Natural Selection 2, now Subnautica.

 

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Posted by Charlie Cleveland on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:13:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
One of the most inspiring ideas I've come across recently is an idea I got from a book about changing office culture and how we work. The book is the terribly-named, but fantastically-important, Why Work Sucks and and How to Fix it.


Posted by Charlie Cleveland on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:07:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
We relied heavily on our fan-base to fund Natural Selection 2, the commercial follow-up to our Half-life mod. We generated a lot of funding we needed, but there were pitfalls and traps along the way.



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Comment In: [News - 09/17/2014 - 01:09]

None of us has any ...

None of us has any idea what Markus is going through. Even if we 've made games that many people have played, the level of success and attention that 's been focused on him seems altogether different. r n r nAnd when you 're creative, that attention can be toxic ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2014 - 03:02]

Killer read, man. Just amazing. ...

Killer read, man. Just amazing. r n r nYour story resonates deeply with me, and our development of Natural Selection 1/2 and my brief offshoot into casual, ugh . Our community has always been on fire for us, and have done everything that could to help us succeed. From pre-ordering, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/05/2014 - 02:06]

Thanks for the incredible and ...

Thanks for the incredible and valuable info, Tyler. It 's incredibly helpful as we think about doing a KS for Subnautica http://unknownworlds.com/subnautica . r n r nP.S. CROWS rocks.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/11/2013 - 04:44]

Thanks for sharing. This is ...

Thanks for sharing. This is incredibly valuable for us and our game, Subnautica http://www.unknownworlds.com/subnautica . r n r nThank you

Comment In: [Blog - 01/27/2014 - 03:13]

Thanks Joe. r n r ...

Thanks Joe. r n r nI think the key to adoption is defining clear and measurable outcomes. Spending time thinking about what a successful outcome for your job over a few weeks is a powerful exercise. How do you define success Effectiveness Does it matter how much someone works, or ...

Comment In: [News - 01/27/2014 - 03:07]

Wow, my mouth is just ...

Wow, my mouth is just hanging open. Highlighting space ships like high-end cars is genius. r n r nWe crowd-funded Natural Selection 2 before Kickstarter was a thing, and I still learned tons in this talk. Inspirational, Chris