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by Fred
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Interview with Fred Ford
Replies: 19
Views: 16980

Re: Interview with Fred Ford

Another of our cardinal beliefs is rapid prototyping. If you can get to testing and iterating the experience quickly, then you can prove or disprove your ideas in short order. This is something which only really got through to me relatively recently. Trying to get everything perfect on the first tr...
by Fred
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: UQM Mod Demo released!
Replies: 26
Views: 11036

Re: UQM Mod Demo released!

Dyandod wrote:We're a bit nervous of trampling on sacred ground to be honest, in case you think "hey we were gonna do that for the actual sequel, and now we can't!"
Don't be nervous. Paul and I are never short of ideas, both good and bad.
by Fred
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: UQM Mod Demo released!
Replies: 26
Views: 11036

Re: UQM Mod Demo released!

Paul and I goofed around with this a bit last night. It was eery, because we don't play SC2 (after all there's no mystery for us). So it flooded us with long dormant memories -- good ones -- but subtly disturbing, because what was happening on the screen made it seem as if we were in an alternate un...
by Fred
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the default names in Star Control 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 5257

Re: What are the default names in Star Control 2?

At the time we were finishing SC2 for 3DO the president of Crystal Dynamics was Strauss Zelnick. He is or has been one of the biggest of wigs in the entertainment industry. He was not a particularly warm individual, but he was paying the bills at the time. As I recall, someone at Crystal Dynamics sn...
by Fred
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dear Paul & Fred
Replies: 57
Views: 16263

Re: Dear Paul Reiche III

I wish you guys wouldn’t get our hopes up like that! Last time (circa ’07) you said something like “Paul’s really fired up has been brainstorming ideas like mad.”. If you know the dynamic between me and Paul, you would know that I'm the one who makes things happen. He gets all the credit (hence the...
by Fred
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dear Paul & Fred
Replies: 57
Views: 16263

Re: Dear Paul Reiche III

We considered both mining and hyperspace travel time a lot. We definitely wanted you to experience the 'bad' so that you would more enjoy the 'good'. We also tried to give you other options for mining (e.g. scavenging ships after a space battle) and to make 'leveling up' happen not too slowly if you...
by Fred
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: The perfect storm
Replies: 16
Views: 10170

Re: The perfect storm

What a nice surprise on my daughter's tenth birthday! I can't even fathom how much work you have put before you, Tiberian, but for both you and Eth I look forward to continuing installments. As I read the comic I was reminded that Paul used my as a model for Commander Hayes; however, I fear I more r...