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Features » Production
The Top 10 Things The Game Industry Can Learn from Film Production 39
by Tess Jones [05.01.12]
What can game developers learn from the film industry, if anything? No, it's not about storytelling -- it's about the very style of production, argues Tess Jones, who has worked as both a film producer and a game producer.
Production

Postmortem: Housemarque's Outland 6
by Ilari Kuittinen, Aki Raula [04.27.12]
Housemarque's Aki Raula and Ilari Kuittinen delve into the difficulties the team faced when developing its first 2D adventure platformer, Outland, including how a change of core gameplay introduced difficulties mid-production.
Audio, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art

Following Your Instincts: Developing Darksiders II 4
by Christian Nutt [04.16.12]
How do you keep morale up? How do you ensure that you cut the right things? And when is feature creep a good thing? In this interview, Vigil Games general manager David Adams and creative director Joe Madureira discuss building Darksiders II.
Design, Production, Interview

A Producer's 10 Lessons Learned the Hard Way 10
by David Manuel [04.03.12]
An experienced producer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe shares the secrets he's learned from years of seeing developers fail to learn from the mistakes they've made on projects in the past, and offers suggestions on the key learnings to integrate into your production process.
Business/Marketing, Production

Postmortem: Days of Wonder's Ticket to Ride Pocket 2
by Gerald Guyomard, Yann Corno [02.22.12]
The developers of Ticket to Ride take a look at the complexities that drive the development of an iPhone title -- even one that's based on both an existing board game and successful iPad app can encounter a lot of difficulties in planning and implementation.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Postmortem: CyberConnect 2's Solatorobo: Red the Hunter 1
by Takayuki Isobe [02.08.12]
The director of the cult hit Nintendo DS game Solatorobo: Red the Hunter writes about how the "old game development style" the team pursued for the game resulted in an unusually collaborative team -- and a game with a lot of heart.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art

Postmortem: Appy Entertainment's SpellCraft School of Magic 6
by Paul O'Connor [02.01.12]
Appy Entertainment, the developer behind Trucks & Skulls and FaceFighter, recently launched its first free-to-play iOS game. Studio brand director Paul O'Connor picks apart the successes and failures in getting to grips with the casual and F2P space simultaneously.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Postmortem: Mode 7 Games' Frozen Synapse 3
by paul taylor [01.25.12]
The story of how the popular and acclaimed indie strategy game took shape, straight from Mode 7 Games joint-managing director Paul Taylor -- including both how the game exceeded the team's expectations and how they were unprepared for its success.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Indie

A Story Of GameLayers, Inc. 10
by Justin Hall [11.10.11]
In 2007 Justin Hall co-founded GameLayers with an ambitious plan to bring an MMO to the Firefox toolbar, before ultimately shutting down in 2009. Gamasutra presents an exhaustive look back at the entire ride.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Social/Online

A Journey Into The Dark 21
by Christian Nutt [09.30.11]
In this interview with Dark Souls producer Kei Hirono, he reflects on the development of the game and what director Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team at developer From Software have achieved with the eagerly anticipated, famously challenging, and innovative title.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Interview