What's the most efficient way to make a huge game with a tiny team?
For Croatian indie developer Croteam, releasing its biggest game to date, The Talos Principle, was only possible thanks to a revamped production pipeline focused on quick iteration.
At GDC Europe 2015, Croteam CTO Alen Ladavec explained in detail how the studio built a suite of tools and services to help them work as efficiently as possible without having to sacrifice the quality of the final product.
Using examples from The Talos Principle's production, Ladavec offered advice on developing efficient build systems, content editing tools, bug reporting and automated testing on an indie studio budget.
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