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Michael Fitch is a 16-year veteran of game development. Having served in a variety of leadership roles (Studio Manager, Executive Producer, Director of Creative Management) for some of the world's top companies (Gameloft, Tencent, THQ, Ubisoft) on titles ranging from small social games to monstrously huge MMO's, Michael has been at the cutting edge of interactive entertainment for over a decade now and blogs semi-regularly at  You can also follow him on Twitter: @fitchgames.


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A million dollars seems like a lot of money, but what does it really buy?  To explain the answer, I'm going to use a widely reviled concept: the man-month.

One simple tool can make your work life better.

Posted by Michael Fitch on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:14:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online
Digital mediation of identity can be challenging, but it is changing the dynamics of how others know us as well as how we know ourselves.

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Comment In: [News - 07/04/2016 - 09:56]

Greetings: r nSorry to see ...

Greetings: r nSorry to see Josh go. Between Company of Heroes and Diablo 3, he did some really incredible work in his time in the industry. r n r nBest of luck as a writer Come back and visit us sometimes. r n r nBest, r nMichael.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/09/2016 - 04:06]

John: r n Burn rate ...

John: r n Burn rate also works, but I always associate that with standalone businesses for some reason. In a multi-project environment, I 've come across run rate as well. Regardless, if you know rate and time you can figure out cost. r n r nBest, r nMichael.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/28/2014 - 02:31]

Harvard: r nI knew there ...

Harvard: r nI knew there was a reason you started publishing a lot more recently. - r n r nBest, r nMichael.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/26/2014 - 03:47]

Robert: r nI 'd be ...

Robert: r nI 'd be a little wary of accusing others of playing fast and loose with the facts. Where is the citation that shows that During the nineties the shareware boom, the mod scene and increasing access to tools saw thousands of developers making games and making a living ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/13/2014 - 08:31]

Stephen: r nInteresting piece. The ...

Stephen: r nInteresting piece. The press of people around the podium after a talk is definitely an awkward situation. Generally, it 's not the best time or place to get into something substantive, because they 're trying to turn the room over for the next session, the speaker probably has ...

Comment In: [News - 01/14/2014 - 01:03]

Damion Schubert 's talk on ...

Damion Schubert 's talk on design documentation was so awesome that not only was it the highest rated talk that year, he was brought back to give it again The first couple of microtalks sessions were also mind-blowingly good, but I feel like they 've trailed off a bit in ...