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Birth of a Game Studio: A Look at Prophecy Games

Anthony Perez of Gamer 2.0 writes:

"If you're a big fan of videogames, you will almost undoubtedly come to a point in your life where you think you could actually help develop a great videogame. And a fraction of you will do so by embracing that passion and pursuing that dream. But what if you succeed? What if you can say that you contributed to the creation of highly acclaimed games like Freedom Force, Tribes Vengeance, Command and Conquer: Generals, and Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth?

Well, then maybe you'll be ready to start your own studio. That's the conclusion reached by the folks behind the brand new development studio, Prophecy Games. But their journey to create their dream game, Under Pressure (check out our exclusive first preview), hasn't been so easy for the Australian-based developer."

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blueleopard3581d ago

I wish those guys luck and I hope they were the really good members from the Freedom Force and Tribes teams. I really liked those games. I also read the preview for the game and it sounds pretty interesting if they can pull it off.

CenturionElite3581d ago

Definitely wish these guys luck. I'm sure it's gotta be hard to start a game studio but they definitely have experience. I wonder if they at all worked on System Shock when they were at Irrational...?

AmpedMan3581d ago

So this PS3/360 game is being made by 8 guys with no office? They sound pretty dedicated though and wish them luck.

Gammbit3581d ago

From the Article:

"“It mainly comes down to the fact that if you’re working in another studio, you’re working in another man’s house,” said Smith. “So the culture, the way the games are made, who has creative control, how the creative direction is handled; these are all things that have kind of been predetermined before you ever turned up. Which is great when you’re getting your feet, but when you’re talking long-term thinking, ‘Well. I’m going to be doing this for the next 10 or 20 years,’ you start to think, “Is there a way I would prefer to be making these games?’”

People who waste away developing Barbie games should take this into consideration.

JayTee09023581d ago

"Finally, with things looking down and a giant obstacle in their way, their private investor came in the form of a familiar face.

“The guy who ended up becoming our investor is actually someone I’d worked with for some time,” said Smith. “And it just sort of came up one day and he was incredibly impressed with what we were doing and wanted to invest and we were sort of like ‘*gasp* Okay, cool!’"

...awesome. I've had so many things like that happen in my life. I try my hardest at something and suddenly it falls into my lap.

pippoppow3581d ago (Edited 3581d ago )

I find if you keep doing your thing while constantly moving forward no matter the obstacles and want, then good things will happen. Also a belief that things will be ok no matter what can see you through some hard times. I know I've been through some rough patches and always come away fine. Want, do, believe has helped me just fine.

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