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Post mortems - do you do those?

Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

http://gamedev.tutsp...ed-post-mortem/
http://gdmag.com/issue/2012/January
http://www.gamasutra...super_meat_.php
http://www.gamasutra...php?story=25517

I am curious if any of you out there care to do a post mortem on any games you made, developed, worked on, or watch combust into a greasy char stain on the concrete?

We tend to do those in the business world a bit after a product release (even though we are supporting it for the next two forevers), but it helps squeeze a bit of knowledge, wisdom, and future pit avoidance into the next project.

I also find reading people's breakdown of how their game development went hammers home certain questions I had as well as makes me aware of hardships to plan for if I do a similar game.

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Re: Post mortems - do you do those?

Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

Yes, I have done post mortems. I'm not sure I've ever gone into the full detail some of them do but I do tend to do them. I'd consider doing them for any major project that you finish, or don't finish that died horribly and ended up being a waste of electrons. It is always good to chronicle what went right, what went wrong, what you learned, what you will never do again.
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