Paul Culp's Blog
Paul Culp is the CEO of SuperGenius, a game art and animation studio located in Portland, Oregon. Paul has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry running studios and leading teams. His list of shipped titles includes Broken Age, The Matrix Reloaded, Tony Hawk: Project 8, The Walking Dead Games, The Wolf Among Us, Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, Tales of Monkey Island, and many more.
Traditional outsourcing isn't as useful to developers as it was 5 to 10 years ago and often causes more problems than it solves. If we were to survive as a US studio we needed to rethink a decade's worth of practices and create a new model. It worked.
Robert Fink is one of our rock star artists here at SuperGenius. A while back he decided to propose to his then girlfriend, Angel in the most fitting way a game developer can. By making a game.
The team behind Forge looks back at what they did right, what they did wrong, and what they are doing about it.
Between an alternative development method, a failed Kickstarter and a Greenlight success, Forge was a fascinating journey into a new world of game development.
We are turning to Kickstarter to help us FINISH what we hope is the best PvP game ever made. And we are almost there...In the words of the great David Domm - Call it a Kick-Finish, if you will.
Just because we CAN work remotely, scattered across the earth like nerd confetti, doesn't necessarily mean we SHOULD.
Paul Culp's Comments
[Blog - 12/10/2012 - 12:27]
[Blog - 02/21/2012 - 05:41]
It 's nice to hear ...
It 's nice to hear this conversation happening, from both sides. It needs to happen more. My article does come from my own narrow perspective. I wouldn 't know where else it would come from. I have spent years as an outsourcing manager for major developer/publishers as well as a ...
[Blog - 12/22/2011 - 11:12]
Michael, I appreciate your cynicism ...
Michael, I appreciate your cynicism and dedication to the calling out of bullshit. Despite the levity I interject into my poor excuse for writing, there is no actual sarcasm behind the tongue and cheek rhetoric happening here. It's just one way I enjoy communicating. You may not realize this, but ...
[Blog - 08/15/2011 - 05:53]
Thanks for the kind words. ...
Thanks for the kind words. I'd be interested in hearing more from others in the field, since there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information available on the subject. The best thing we can do is share our experiences and use them to shape our best practices. It's ...
[Blog - 07/25/2011 - 01:03]
[Blog - 03/19/2011 - 11:29]
Noah, you are absolutely correct. ...
Noah, you are absolutely correct. I apologize if I directed blame at the wrong organization. It was a rant, not a research paper, but irresponsible nonetheless . Mentally replace IGDA with UBM, or Lizard People, Masons, whatever you prefer. Minus the good stuff, since I know the IGDA does some ...