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Naughty Dog – not a a studio for everyone

Naughty Dog is behind some of the most beloved titles of all times including The Last of Us and the Uncharted series. The studio is also unique in not having producers or production managers to run things. Instead of conventional managerial structure, the company relies on department leads to steer production processes. Sounds very cool, right? Nobody to impose crunch on developers. Except it’s not that simple.

The Last of Us Part II reveal trailer

COGconnected talked to more than a dozen of ex Naughty Dog employees about the crunch situation at the studio.


Choices that Telltale Games Made: We Will Remember That

Gameinformer joins the industry-wide conversation about casualties of unfortunate production practices. Former employees of Telltale Games spoke to the magazine to relate their heart-breaking story.

Telltale signature gameplay has the characters make difficult choices. Each decision leaves a lasting impact. It’s no coincidense that the real people involved with Telltale felt so strongly about this kind of narrative. They, too, had to take many risks along the way. Risks that first put the company on the map and then led to its abrupt demise.