Monday, January 14, 2008

Excerpts from Interview with Naughty Dog

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Money quotes from the interview with Naughty Dog Copresident Evan Wells and Uncharted Director Amy Hennig who created a notable and critically praised game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune:

Amy Henning: [With] a lot of games, you get this jumping-the-shark problem at the end because you've got to be ramping up to something. Because movies are more about the narrative and the emotional experience, they get away with less. Whereas with games, it's almost like we have to shift our thinking away from boss battles to peaks of the experience.
AH: ... So many games are cynical and dark and gritty; we wanted this to feel colorful, optimistic, humorous, and romantic. Those are funny words to use for a videogame, particularly one where you're popping hundreds of guys in the head with bullets, but it's that sense of the romance of adventure that we felt was lacking in so many games these days.
Mmm, we need more female game developers...

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