After an emotional Journey, Jenova Chen gets his catharsis with Game of the Year at the game industry's Oscars. He talks about his journey with GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi
It's a shame that it's so easy to go bankrupt making games.
but it worth it ..read this from the interview *GamesBeat: Do you feel reasonably secure now, financially? You’ve got money to do what you need to do? Chen: For now, yes. But can see a storm on the future horizon for me. [laughs] With the money we have, our ambitions for our game and the scope of the team start to grow. It’s starting to get worrisome.*
I hope they manage. I mean, they obviously have talent.
With the cost of games in the multiple millions, unless you have resources and funds to offset losses, one poor selling game that eats up your budget for the year means bankruptcy. So many developers went bankrupt this generation because of this.
We need more indie / smaller studios. Less 100-200 man teams and more 20 man teams. or women as well.
Hard to believe THQ went bankrupt. It's been there since before I remember. Sigh.
Wow,this shows the crazy flow of making games,one wrought with difficult journeys but the silver lining of it all is,passionate people with creativity can flower on this killzone we call stagnation of Ideas in the game industry,the uncharted water shall be tested against creative thieves who pretend to wear halos but their links to the past are clouded by the haze of success,I wish nothing but the best for the game company.
Gotta spend money to make...less money.
So sad but so true. That should be the new saying.
From bankruptcy to winning game of the year and best selling psn game of all time. Wow, what a journey!
I see what you did there
A shame really..
One of the best articles I have read in a while. Great interview.
And CoD keeps selling millions, sad.
Anyone else think FFVII when they saw dude's name? Just me huh?
Kinda wish Sony would buy them. Would stop their money issue and they could continue making their great and innovative titles.
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