CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

 

Final Product Testing

 

 

Introduction

What happens as the end of the game development process approaches? The madness of these final days, weeks, and months, especially in large commercial game companies, is almost unbearable. Yet having that experience is extremely valuable. People who have lived through it understand the pressure and can somehow deal with it better. In fact, most large game development companies prefer to hire senior programmers or producers who can show that they’ve survived the endless, horrific, and cataclysmic end time development.

The pages that follow describe the details of the end times as they typically occur in commercial game development companies. There is no standard set of procedures, so ...

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