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Video game vets to students: 'Fail fast, fail often'

Video game vets to students: 'Fail fast, fail often'

Two video game artists who have worked on video games like “Halo” and the” John Madden” football series were in Orlando recently to talk with some up-and-coming video game developers at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy. The hour-long chat with senior character artist Mike Pavlovich and senior technical artist Luiz Kruel, both of Austin-based Certain Affinity, brought out several lessons for the students. Here are a few lessons they shared. —Fail fast, fail often They say that failure on a project is inevitable so it’s best to get as many iterations out of the way as quickly as possible to figure out what is not working. —Run as...