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Filed in Developers' diary by Dan @ 12:04 pm UTC Jan 20, 2012

A lot of people send me emails that go something like this: “Dear Mr. Vávra, I have a great idea for a brilliant game that no one has created yet. Could you please give me some advice as to how I could get it made?” I’m never really sure how to answer them as I was asking myself the same question for years. And these were not the years before I started making games; this was when I was actually making them. How the hell can I create the game I want to create?

The author giving a lecture about game development; a topic he is sometimes not so sure about himself. Photo: Jaroslav Wagner

Two years ago, I decided I have “found” the answer. I have to do it myself. After ten years in the games industry and a couple of million games sold, I should know how to do it. So I packed my stuff, left a well-paid job at one of the top five publishers, with a view to starting my own company and doing things my way. Yes, I am that naive idiot! Read more...