In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including the dilemma all producers face, and an invitation to dream up a non-violent game concept.
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The constant hunt for short-term gains will prevent you from improving. Samuel Rantaeskola says it's important to find the balance between results and improvements -- the producer role is extremely tricky since results will almost always win over improvements.
There are three strata of gamers that play combat-heavy action games in distinct ways at specific skill levels. Ben Ruiz explains the nature of these divisions, why you want to please their members, and how to go about doing it.
"Those were the direct words of someone I really respect, forcing me to confront a stalled project, and what it might take to get it back on track," says Greg Holsclaw. "My question to the game world, is this true?"