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Postmortem: DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee! 6
by Chris Harvey [09.23.13]
Learn about the development of the popular and acclaimed PlayStation Network Metroidvania -- including how the game's distinctive look evolved and competition for studio resources created friction.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Indie

Monsters from the Id: The Making of Doom 1
by Alexander Antoniades [08.22.13]
From the very first (January 1994) issue of Game Developer magazine, this feature on Id Software paints a unique portrait of a legendary developer whose games would launch a genre.
Postmortem, Game Developer Magazine, History, GD Mag, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 11
by Mike Fridley [07.30.13]
In this postmortem, reprinted from the April 2012 issue of Game Developer magazine, former Big Huge Games executive producer Mike Fridley walks through what went right and what went wrong with Kingdoms of Amalur's production leading up to a release that would sink two studios.
Postmortem, Production, GD Mag Exclusive, Alternative Funding

Postmortem: Game Developer magazine 8
by Brandon Sheffield [07.05.13]
In this postmortem from the final (June/July 2013) issue of GD Mag, Brandon Sheffield turns the critical lens inward to examine the ups and downs of GD Mag's 19-year legacy.
Postmortem, Game Developer Magazine, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Resident Evil 4 8
by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi [06.26.13]
In this reprint from the October 2005 issue of Game Developer magazine, Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
Design, Postmortem, Art, Game Developer Magazine, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Treyarch's 2002 hit, Spider-Man 2
by Jamie Fristrom [06.21.13]
In this reprint from the August 2002 issue of Game Developer magazine, Spider-Man dev Jamie Fristrom (Energy Hook) writes about what went right and what went wrong with the game's development process.
Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Exclusive, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Pangalore's Knightly Adventure 3
by Doyon Kim [06.21.13]
A 3D Unity MMO for smartphones and social networks -- one which has cloud-based saving and social elements? Oh, and it's the company's first game ever -- developed across two continents? No big deal.
Business/Marketing, Postmortem, Production, Art, Smartphone/Tablet

Postmortem - Sony Santa Monica's God of War: Ascension 11
by Whitney Wade, Chacko Sonny [06.19.13]
In this postmortem from the final issue of Game Developer, Sony Santa Monica senior producer Whitney Wade and director of internal development Chacko Sonny discuss bringing multiplayer to the God of War experience.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Programming, Production, Console/PC, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Appy Entertainment's Animal Legends 7
by Rory McGuire [05.06.13]
From building a flexible, low-cost server back-end to launching big in China, Animal Legends offered the team at Appy Entertainment a huge number of challenges -- which are fully outlined in this candid postmortem.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, China

A Mini-Postmortem Roundup 5
by Game Developer Magazine Staff [04.29.13]
Game Developer magazine has put together a collection of four shorter postmortems, each for a game developed for a different platform: Muteki's Dragon Fantasy (mobile), Subset Games's FTL (PC), KIXEYE's War Commander (social), and ]['s Dyad (console).
Business/Marketing, GD Mag, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Console/PC, Game Developer Magazine, Production, Postmortem, Design, GD Mag Exclusive