Nov 14 2010
When I do author visits, I talk a bit about my experiences working on video games. Kids often ask me the following questions:
1. What is your favorite game that you worked on? This (cutscene directed by Dan Thron)
2. What is your favorite game of all time? This (grandfather of Rock Band and all music games)
3. Why did you stop working on video games? The short answer is that I never really wanted to make video games, but kids these days do not believe this answer. So I have to explain about the endless unpaid “crunch” overtime, the lack of creative control, the amount of work that gets wasted and thrown away, and the fact that I get really sick of working at a computer all day. Then they ask me if I will ever go back.