MCA still answers questions
Interview - posted by VentilatorOfDoom
on Mon 22 March 2010, 19:14:30
Tags: Chris Avellone
; Obsidian Entertainment
Mr. Chris Avellone, famous for his work on Planescape Torment as well as the fact that he never played Arcanum, still shares his wisdom at his blog over yonder at Obsidian.
Any designer who can script their own AI tactics simulator to test squad behavior, automate testing routines for balancing alien enemy one-on-one fights, or can hop into 3D Max and block out their concept for how they want the boss fight scaffolding to be set up, is going to have an advantage over any designer who can't.
Ideally, you want to be constantly working to broaden your knowledge base across all departments, both for ease of communication and to see ways of accomplishing your designs that you may not have realized. Being able to speak in the language of another department's toolset or editor can get your ideas across quicker as well.
Read and learn.
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