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Chris Taylor on GPG, Wildman, and Publishers

An interview on Eurogamer talks with Gas Powered Games boss Chris Taylor about Wildman, layoffs at GPG, and what the future holds, further clarifying what lead the company to the precipice. He describes the kind of financing the game will ultimately require and why the Kickstarter is for less than that, how they have brought back some key people, and more. He also has some choice words for game publishers, saying one of the company's burdens has been 11th hour game cancellations by publishers, saying one of these came a month ahead of beta testing.

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5. Re: Chris Taylor on GPG, Wildman, and Publishers Jan 23, 2013, 04:43 Kajetan
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 01:20:
The games industry sounds more and more like a HORRIBLE place to work, unless you are somehow independently wealthy and can make any project you want without fear.
It always was. In fact, it was way more terrible in the Good Ole Days.

I know someone, who was hired with some other guys to program a game for Atari ST and Commodore 64 at the height of the homecomputer boom. They met at an adress in the country side which turned out to be an old farm. In the living room were three computers, a printer, three sleeping bags and enough food for a week. The client LOCKED the door behind them and left. Well, they themselves left soon after through a smashed window.

There is a reason why EA was so popular amongst developers for a long time. EA was one of the first companies to treat their contractors and studios professionally and fair. They paid good money and they paid on time AND not missing a single dime.
 
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