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KAOS Studios Postmortem

Gamasutra has a postmortem on the rise and fall of KAOS Studios, the developer formed by the team that created the Desert Combat modification for Battlefield 1942. An interesting element of the story is how the studios expansion resulted in hiring developers with more complete resumes than the managers they were working for and other hurdles they had to overcome to succeed in an increasingly competitive FPS genre.

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20. Re: KAOS Studios Postmortem Jul 7, 2012, 23:16 Jerykk
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Jul 7, 2012, 23:10:
I thought the most interesting thing about the article was that the decision to make North Korea the enemy was imposed an EVP with a "Hollywood" background. Never played the game but from what I heard about it that seemed like a blatent piece of propaganda, particularly given that the American doctrinal system was using that country as the big bad guy at the time.

Oh yes and the great video game crash of 2012 can't come soon enough...

They wanted to avoid offending China because there's a lot of business growth there. Conversely, there's not a lot of business growth in North Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe, Africa, etc, so Hollywood and the games industry have no issue vilifying their populace.
 
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