Paul Culp's Blog
Paul Culp is the Studio Director for SuperGenius, a game art and animation studio located in Portland, Oregon. As Studio Director and Creative Director Paul leads several highly skilled teams dedicated to the primary disciplines of video game art and animation. Paul has 18 years of experience in the game industry as an Artist, Art Director, Game Designer, Outsourcing Manager, Producer and Creative Director. Prior to founding SuperGenius he co-founded Liquid Development, one of the first and largest game art studios in the U.S. where he helped develop many of the outsourcing standards used in the industry today.
Robert Fink is one of our rock star artists here at SuperGenius. A while back he decided to propose to his then girlfriend, Angel in the most fitting way a game developer can. By making a game.
The team behind Forge looks back at what they did right, what they did wrong, and what they are doing about it.
Between an alternative development method, a failed Kickstarter and a Greenlight success, Forge was a fascinating journey into a new world of game development.
We are turning to Kickstarter to help us FINISH what we hope is the best PvP game ever made. And we are almost there...In the words of the great David Domm - Call it a Kick-Finish, if you will.
Just because we CAN work remotely, scattered across the earth like nerd confetti, doesn't necessarily mean we SHOULD.
In this first post of an ongoing developer diary for Forge, a multiplayer fantasy epic set for release in late 2012, SuperGenius documents the process and obstacles faced during the game's art direction phase.
Paul Culp's Comments
[Blog - 12/10/2012 - 12:27]
[Blog - 02/21/2012 - 05:41]
Sadly, you are correct. Many ...
Sadly, you are correct. Many developers dont calculate time the way they should. The information exists. The money is spent. Many just choose to put their head in the sand and ignore that it 's happening. When time goes unaccounted for during the project, it still shows up in the ...
[Blog - 12/22/2011 - 11:12]
Also, I should point out ...
Also, I should point out that there isn't much I could say about gamification in education that hasn't been said by Gabe Zicherman. There is a great TED video of him summarizing his take on the subject: http://www.ted.com/talks/gabe zichermann how games make kids smarter.html Enjoy, -Paul
[Blog - 08/15/2011 - 05:53]
Thanks for the kind words. ...
Thanks for the kind words. I'd be interested in hearing more from others in the field, since there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information available on the subject. The best thing we can do is share our experiences and use them to shape our best practices. It's ...
[Blog - 07/25/2011 - 01:03]
[Blog - 03/19/2011 - 11:29]
Noah, you are absolutely correct. ...
Noah, you are absolutely correct. I apologize if I directed blame at the wrong organization. It was a rant, not a research paper, but irresponsible nonetheless . Mentally replace IGDA with UBM, or Lizard People, Masons, whatever you prefer. Minus the good stuff, since I know the IGDA does some ...