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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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The game producer

The producer is responsible for keeping the project on time, in budget, and top quality. The term producer was introduced by Trip Hawkins to Electronic Arts in the 1980s. His vision was to bring some of the qualities of music and video producers to the video game industry. Today, a producer manages schedules, costs, and resources, keeping the team on track. The producer will take the design document and build a timetable with milestones, as well as a list of assets needed to complete the game. He is also responsible for getting what the team needs in a timely manner.

Typically, the producer is the liaison between the team and any corporate entities, such as a publisher, marketer, and financier. This may involve negotiating contracts, ...

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