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Video: The double-edged sword of developing Darkest Dungeon as partners

Red Hook Studios' Tyler Sigman and Chris Bourassa share crucial lessons learned throughout the development of Darkest Dungeon.

In this GDC 2018 talk, Red Hook Studios' Tyler Sigman and Chris Bourassa share crucial lessons learned throughout the development of Darkest Dungeon, including the challenges of running a company with two presidents.

Sigman and Bourassa explain how they share almost every major decision, from business strategy to staffing to product development, and it can be as wonderful as it is maddening. 

They also discuss how Red Hook Studios has always operated with two co-presidents, and go over the unique benefits, challenges and risks associated with their business model.

It's an informative talk that's definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!

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