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Submission + - The Making Of: Syndicate -- A Retrospective ( 1

Ant writes: "This three pages Edge Online article talks about the retrospective/making of one of the classic Bullfrog games, Syndicate:

"... It's over ten years since he led the Syndicate project; more than a decade since Bullfrog's dystopian opus beguiled gamers and critics with its combination of progressive, squad-based shoot 'em up, strategic planning and – for the time – refreshingly freeform environs...

The most adroit explanation of Bullfrog’s success in the early '90s is that its staff genuinely enjoyed themselves, making games that, first and foremost, they wanted to play..."

Seen on Blue's News."

In practice, failures in system development, like unemployment in Russia, happens a lot despite official propaganda to the contrary. -- Paul Licker