Episode 43: The Process Paradox

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The game industry exists at the intersection of two very different worlds: the world of games as pure creative expression, and the world of games as products. Superimposing these perspectives is no easy feat; how does one reconcile the unpredictable nature of the creativity journey with inflexible business concerns like schedules and budgets? Is such reconciliation even possible? On Episode 43 of Vertical Slice, we’re debating this fundamental question, and looking for practical ways to operationalize the creative process without sapping creativity or bulldozing business plans.

Show Notes

  • For more discussion on the delicate relationship between the creative and business dimensions of game studios, we also recommend Episode 19: You Eat Last.

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