In today's main Gamasutra feature, New York-based developer Large Animal's Wade Tinney writes about the risks and rewards of indie game development, as he details the story behind the winner of the 2005 Independent Games Festival's Award for Technical Excellence, RocketBowl
, in the form of a postmortem.
Tinney's introduction explains, regarding :
"RocketBowl was developed by Large Animal Games, a small, independent developer based in New York City. Large Animal was founded in January 2001 and has been developing web-based promotional games and downloadable games for the casual game market for the past four years. We currently have a full-time staff of eight and a number of regular contractors.
RocketBowl was Large Animal's fourth original self-funded title and by far our most ambitious. Production started in June of 2003 and the game launched in November of 2004. The core production team consisted of five people, including one who came on board five months before the game shipped. I was the lead game designer and producer on RocketBowl, and the following is my perspective on how things went."
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