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Postmortem: Over the Top Games' NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits 8
by Rob de Lara [01.27.10]
The tale behind the Spanish-developed, Ancient Greek-themed WiiWare platformer, full of common but important lessons for indie developers taking a chance on something new.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production

Postmortem: Torus Games' Scooby-Doo! First Frights  
by Nicole Goodfellow [01.13.10]
Though they'd never developed a complex story-based game before, Torus Games took on the challenge of working with Warner Bros. on Scooby-Doo! First Frights -- and in this postmortem, outlines how the small team delivered a Wii game that lives up to the ideas and ideals it started with.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Art

Postmortem: Blitz Games' Droplitz 8
by Chris Swan [01.06.10]
What goes into making a downloadable game -- alongside a raft of other projects, with a changing staff? Blitz Games discusses the unusual creative and production process that lead to Droplitz.
Business/Marketing, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Postmortem: Ronimo Games' Swords & Soldiers 5
by Jasper Koning, Fabian Akker [12.31.09]
In this in-depth postmortem, the Dutch independent developer Ronimo Games discusses what went right -- and wrong -- in creating critically acclaimed WiiWare side-scrolling console RTS Swords & Soldiers.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie

Postmortem: Freeverse's Top Gun For iPhone 3
by Justin Ficarrotta [12.15.09]
Freeverse designer and programmer Justin Ficarrotta recounts what went right and what went wrong with the development of the iPhone game Top Gun, and how fans should always be in mind when working on a licensed game.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Postmortem: Twisted Pixel's Splosion Man 5
by Frank Wilson, Josh Bear [12.02.09]
Twisted Pixel, the Austin, Tex.-based studio behind The Maw, explains what went right and what went wrong with the fast-paced development of the XBLA game, Splosion Man.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, Indie

Postmortem: 8Monkey's Darkest of Days 5
by Jeff Russell [11.26.09]
In this in-depth postmortem, developer 8Monkey Labs explains the creation of PC and Xbox 360 time-traveling shooter Darkest Of Days, outlining exactly what went right and wrong in the creation of the ambitious title.
Audio, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production

Postmortem: Wadjet Eye's The Blackwell Convergence 2
by Dave Gilbert [11.12.09]
In this honest indie postmortem, Wadjet Eye Games' Gilbert discusses the creation of adventure game sequel The Blackwell Convergence, looking at everything from promotion through art direction and engine to analyze what went right -- and wrong -- in the game's creation.
Design, Postmortem, Production, Indie

Postmortem: ACE Team's Zeno Clash 9
by Carlos Bordeu [10.08.09]
ACE Team's Zeno Clash story holds intriguing lessons for indie startups on the merit of keeping true to one's artistic vision -- and on the unpredictability of the design process.
Audio, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, Indie

Postmortem: Realtime Worlds' Crackdown 2
by Phil Wilson [09.07.09]
In this Gamasutra bonus feature, published online for the first time in honor of Realtime Worlds' upcoming APB and spinoff studio Ruffian's Crackdown 2, we reprint Game Developer magazine's October 2007 postmortem of RTW's first project, the Xbox 360-exclusive open world action game Crackdown.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art