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The Making of Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner
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it was amazing

Super quick read, and super enjoyable if you are into video game development. Probably if you are into film-making or other creative pursuits. Great to see Jordan, a now-super-successful developer, struggling with self-confidence, professional development, motivation and deadlines.

Some great quotes:
"But, as Brian pointed out, if players get frustrated they can always call Tech Support for hints."
(Yes, technical support for video game issues)

"Level design is a creative process, like screenwriting: you can’t just sit down and put in ten hours at a stretch, you need time in between to let your ideas work themselves out."

"The more experiences I have, the more I realize that working with people you like and respect is more important than anything else."
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April 21, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 22, 2012 – Shelved

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