X

TheFeed

GDC 2010: Sometimes You Have To Realize You're Probably Going To Fail

pklepek
5 Comments

Posted March 9, 2010 - By pklepek

Sometimes You Have To Realize You're Probably Going To Fail

When Hello Games programmer Sean Murray and his three friends left their roles at large development houses to found Hello Games, the studio behind the IGF-nominated and PlayStation Network-bound Joe Danger, he knew there was a big risk. He knew failure was not only possible -- it was likely.

"We really wanted to do our own thing," said Murray during a talk at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. "When we were kids, it's all we ever talked about. But we realized when we were leaving, it was a really stupid thing. It was an illogical thing. We're going to do this and we're probably going to crash and burn doing this."

Murray and his friends used to work at companies like Criterion, Sumo and Electronic Arts.

"Most companies don't last very long," he continued. "It's really tough."

The advantage of working on their own, however, meant the studio could quickly adapt.

"We're much more flexible," said Murray. "In theory, we can do amazing things, get people on the same page and that's kind of more powerful...We can do everything ourselves. We can write our own engine. And with marketing, we just kind of talked about 'we'll do something personal to us, we'll do something that we are really interested in, and we'll see how people react to that.'"

Joe Danger arrives this spring on PlayStation Network.

Have something to share? Sitting on a news tip? E-mail me. You can also follow me on Twitter.

GDC 2010: Sometimes You Have To Realize You're Probably Going To Fail
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/703073/gdc-2010-sometimes-you-have-to-realize-youre-probably-going-to-fail/
http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/193616_S/Sometimes-You-Have-To-Realize-Youre-Probably-Going-To-Fail-.jpg
BlogThread_703073

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    644,696 Views | 00:49

  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,316,284 Views | 05:20

  • Laser Snake Robots, More Mars Rovers and BigDog Is Back

    Posted: September 25, 2012

    1,290 Views | 03:00

  • NBA 2K13 Launch Trailer

    Posted: October 4, 2012

    5,601 Views | 01:53

  • Casual Vomiting - Web Soup Investigates

    Posted: March 30, 2011

    7,570 Views | 02:52

AdChoices