Todd Howard and crew reveal the fun and difficult times to be had in game development.
Today’s slate of panels kicked off with “The Game of Making Games,” hosted by G4’s Blair Herter. Ted Price of Insomniac, Jens Matthies of Machine Games, Todd Howard of Bethesda, and Raphael Colantonio of Arkane Studios made up the panel of noteworthy developers in what was primarily a Q & A session with the audience. Herter started off by asking about each developer’s general game-making philosophy, which soon led to questions about axing faltering game elements during development no matter how much time was spent on creating them. Herter threw out the term “killing your babies” about this design necessity and it became a recurring in-panel meme.