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My First Arcade Game Patrick Liu - Producer. F O R M U L A F O R M A K I N G M O N I E S ! 1.Have a classic game in store * 2.Recreate what people REMEMBERS.

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1 My First Arcade Game Patrick Liu - Producer

2 F O R M U L A F O R M A K I N G M O N I E S ! 1.Have a classic game in store * 2.Recreate what people REMEMBERS from it with free developers. 4.Package it as a downloadable game on consoles at a low price. 7.= PROFIT! * I’ve prepared one already, Battlefield 1942

3 Q U I C K F A C T S Released on XBLA/PSN July 2009 PC Release Spring 2010, digital download only! 1200 MS points / $ maps game modes 12 vs 12 players Stats and Awards First proper digital download FPS

4 S T A T I N G T H E S U C C E S S Sold over 1M in less than two months Broke day one, week one and month one records Nominated in a number of awards, among them BAFTA Metacritic 84/83 on PS3/X360 –82 on PC... (unreleased)

5 W H E R E A R E F R E E D E V E L O P E R S ? ! Unique premises – make the game as long as resources last! Cost about a tenth of a full product to make –Used existing resources in the studio Production peaked at 15 simultaneous developers –Not including Frostbite support, QA etc. About 70 developers went through the project

6 E M B R A C E Y O U R L I M I T A T I O N S ! Sticking to the vision –X: ”Simply Revisit Wake Island” –Nail scope and design very early on –Communicate the vision to every single member of the team Team engagement and output exceptionally high

7 R E M A K I N G A C L A S S I C Active Players Rosy Colored Glasses Battlefield Bad Company Fans Non-Battlefield Players Casual players

8 K I L L I N G Y O U R D A R L I N G S Replenishing ammo and health Only three classes Map changes No time investment No Mini-map and squads... –NOT!

9 M A I N T A K E – A W A Y S Down time between projects can be of truly (money making) use There are always ways of designing your way out of limitations There are no holy cows, only target group matters

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