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Paul Tozour is a 20-year industry veteran and founder of Mothership Entertainment (Mothership-Entertainment.com), a new Austin studio developing a strategy game to be published by Stardock Corporation.

Paul also holds an MSE in Technology Management from UPenn and the Wharton School of Business and is the team leader of the Game Outcomes Project team (@GameOutcomes on Twitter).

 

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Posted by Paul Tozour on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie
A GameDevsLikeYou interview with Paul Tozour discussing game development in the '80s, Unreal Engine 4, scripting languages, AI, negotiation, game developer education, AR/VR, teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the origins of the @GameOutcomes Project.


Posted by Paul Tozour on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online
The last in a 5-part series analyzing the results of the Game Outcomes Project survey, which polled hundreds of game developers to determine how teamwork, culture, leadership, production, & project management contribute to game project success or failure


Posted by Paul Tozour on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:39:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online
Part 4 in a 5-part series analyzing the results of the Game Outcomes Project survey, which polled hundreds of game developers to determine how teamwork, culture, leadership, production, and project management contribute to game project success or failure.


Part 3 in a 5-part series analyzing the results of the Game Outcomes Project survey, which polled hundreds of game developers to determine how teamwork, culture, leadership, production, and project management contribute to game project success or failure.


Part 2 in a 5-part series analyzing the results of the Game Outcomes Project survey, which polled hundreds of game developers to determine how teamwork, culture, leadership, production, and project management contribute to game project success or failure.


The first in a 5-part series analyzing the results of the Game Outcomes Project survey, which polled hundreds of game developers to determine how teamwork, culture, leadership, and project management contribute to game project success or failure.



Paul Tozour's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/28/2016 - 08:05]

Great article, Paul. r n ...

Great article, Paul. r n r nRespect is essential for game development, and careless or defensive accusations of laziness do a lot to undermine that and create an environment that makes it more difficult to bring the best out of a team see http://ubm.io/1sDkAaY and http://bit.ly/1F0vIia . r n r ...

Comment In: [News - 01/15/2016 - 03:34]

The Magic Circle is a ...

The Magic Circle is a must-play. Everyone reading this, stop what you 're doing and pick it up now.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/04/2016 - 01:31]

Many a new game designer ...

Many a new game designer has failed because they think they can spreadsheet their way to greatness. r n r nI 'm glad I don 't know anybody like that.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/05/2016 - 12:29]

Terrific post. I 'll be ...

Terrific post. I 'll be doing a ton of this. Thanks so much, Matt

Comment In: [Blog - 12/03/2015 - 06:12]

A lot of this article ...

A lot of this article really resonates with me, especially 3- 5. r n r nBut I agree with Jack that following the data is important, and a lot of the points in here need more data to back them up. r n r nAlso, with regard to improving culture: ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/16/2014 - 03:05]

Thanks for the kind words, ...

Thanks for the kind words, Jonathan. There 's some truth to that for sure. r n r nThis study is, in part, an attempt to break the game industry out of its silo and connect the dots to the broader research in software development and management overall.