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Matt Powers has been in the video game business for over 20 years.  For the majority of his career Matt has been a Senior Producer at companies such as Sega, Activision, Electronic Arts, and Atari.  Matt has been involved with shipping well over a dozen games on multiple platforms starting with the Sega Genesis all the way to the Xbox 360 and PS3.  Look for Matt on LinkedIn for more career details and to connect.

 

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Posted by Matt Powers on Fri, 23 May 2014 04:03:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie
People often ask how I became a producer. In this article I take you on my journey. Starting as a young programmer through college and to my first video game job. And along the way I describe the skills and experiences that led me to be a producer.


This article is a collaboration between veteran producer Matt Powers and various professional game designers. The article discusses design topics such as what a designer does, how does one become a designer, and more.


Recently I released one of my game concepts to the community and received some great feedback. Now I have another game concept for your enjoyment and comments. Give it a read and let me know what you think.


This is the true story of how one if the first home computers came to be. And the small group of people who created the software for the system. This is part of our history and a story I hope everyone will enjoy. Part 2 of 2


This is the true story of how one if the first home computers came to be. And the small group of people who created the software for the system. This is part of our history and a story I hope everyone will enjoy. Part 1 of 2


Creating a game concept is one of the very first steps in video game production. In this article Matt Powers presents a game concept he developed and asks the community to provide feedback.



Matt Powers's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/17/2014 - 01:30]

I just wasn 't to ...

I just wasn 't to thank everyone for the great comments. Glad you are enjoying the article and finding it useful.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/04/2014 - 12:55]

You are most welcome - ...

You are most welcome - glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for leaving a comment

Comment In: [Blog - 05/07/2014 - 05:11]

Hi Will - thanks for ...

Hi Will - thanks for all the great feedback. Certainly a lot to think about. r n r nI am curious what the community thinks of your comments. Do people agree with his feedback Disagree r n r nOne item you mention I have an immediate comment regarding. About how ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/21/2014 - 11:46]

These are great, thank you ...

These are great, thank you very much. Definitely some great ideas. I think showing the variety of game types possible for PowerBall would be really good to do in the concept. r n r nOne of the challenges I have when writing a concept is deciding when to actually stop. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/25/2014 - 01:01]

Thanks for the comments Glad ...

Thanks for the comments Glad you enjoyed the article. Part 2 will be posted next week.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/12/2014 - 03:29]

Very nice Harvard - well ...

Very nice Harvard - well written, interesting, and informative. I definitely agree with your points. I would recommend any producer or someone interested in being a producer give this a read. Thanks for putting it all down.