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Beautiful Teams by Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman

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Chapter 3. Building Video Games

Mark Healey

Andrew: Jenny's been utterly addicted to LittleBigPlanet, and I love it. You guys just did a phenomenal job.

Mark: Well, thank you very much. I've actually been quite addicted to it myself.

Jenny: It's a great game. It really, really is. That's what made us want to talk to you. We wanted to hear the story behind how this game came about. Since this book is really focused on teams and how they come about, we'd love to kind of hear the story of how you guys came together to build this.

Mark: OK, let me think. I'm going to have to use my memory, which is normally a bit of a disaster ….

The company was founded by me, Alex Evans, Dave Smith, and Kareem Ettouney, with a lot of help from a guy called Chris Lee, who's the business-minded person.

Apart from Chris, all of us had worked together and been friends at our previous company, Lionhead Studios.

We were always working together on various things, and one day I decided ...

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