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When We Made… Sea of Thieves

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Sea of Thieves. Rare’s senior designer Shelley Preston explains that it wasn’t always intended to be a pirate game and how to build a game that is as watchable and shareable as it is playable

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When We Made… Cultist Simulator

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Cultist Simulator. Weather Factory’s co-founder Lottie Bevan discusses building a game where understanding the game is the game itself and how being a cult leader is not that far from being a game dev

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When We Made… Baldur’s Gate

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of 1998 classic Baldur’s Gate with Trent Oster, who discusses working in a team who hadn’t shipped a game before, being outsmarted by AI and building the game’s incredible cast – and yes, that includes talking Minsc and Boo’s dynamic

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When We Made… Two Point Hospital

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Two Point Hospital, from its roots in Theme Hospital to how Lionhead’s difficulties sped up its creation to how you should never underestimate UI

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When We Made… Bomber Crew

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Bomber Crew. Runner Duck’s co-founders Jon Wingrove and Dave Miller explain how they found the courage to strike out on their own and which 90s Amiga classic inspired Bomber Crew’s colourful art style

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When We Made… Moonlighter

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Moonlighter: the challenges of having a main character who is both a shopkeeper and an adventurer, the importance of prototyping and why aspiring devs shouldn’t forget that creating games is also a business

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When We Made… Dead Cells

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Dead Cells, the challenges of developing a roguelike/metroidvania hybrid, why the Prisoner doesn’t have a head and how easy porting can be

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When We Made… Harold Halibut

Slow Bros’ co-founder Onat Hekimoglu explains the eight-year development process of upcoming stop motion game Harold Halibut, why building everything was initially meant to make things easier, and details its inspirations, from conceptual architecture to Pixar films

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When We Made… Hollow Knight

Team Cherry’s co-directors Ari Gibson and William Pellen explain how going for a hand-drawn, insect-themed title was a way to avoid some challenges and reveal their inspirations for Hollow Knight – and, no, Dark Souls is not one of them

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