From the article: "Schut said his studies of video games and their role in culture aroused his interest in creating a game, as he wanted to examine them from a producer's perspective to complement his vantage point as an observer.
"I really wanted to be able to focus on the production process: what is it like from the inside?" he said. "I've always loved production and it was sort of an unfulfilled desire of mine to do something like that."
Schut said he and Barranco-Mendoza decided to create an interdisciplinary course in game production, bringing together students from a wide range of faculties to produce the game. However, he said that was easier said than done, as they had to clear everything with the university administration and various departments, as well as complete a substantial amount of paperwork."