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An industry programming veteran for closing in on two decades, Brett is best known for his work at LucasArts (Starfigher, Jedi Starfighter, and Republic Commando) and Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout 3, Skyrim). You can follow him on Twitter at @brett_douville or check out his personal blog at


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Posted by Brett Douville on Tue, 05 May 2015 01:22:00 EDT in Programming, Console/PC
Seeing the suffering of another developer (and friend) prompts me to remember a scary crunch moment of my own.

Posted by Brett Douville on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:52:00 EST in Programming, Indie
A veteran programmer takes apart a small task that took a bit longer than he expected, and how that reflects game development at large.

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Comment In: [News - 05/14/2015 - 02:21]

Thanks Ben A real labor ...

Thanks Ben A real labor of love, especially near the end, which is something I 'll talk about on some of the last streams.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/17/2015 - 06:52]

Sure, I realize that 's ...

Sure, I realize that 's kind of beside the point this is an intentionally ridiculously small task really, a subtask of something else I was doing that day . I wouldn 't expect to schedule the tasks for a milestone at this granularity in the past, I 've used a ...

Comment In: [News - 02/19/2009 - 01:27]

Wow Thanks for all the ...

Wow Thanks for all the great commentary -- I've just got off work and kid duty for the day and am going to dinner with friends, but I'll come back to comment here over the weekend and probably post a follow-up to my blog . A couple of quick comments: ...