I’m not a developer of course but I’ve always enjoyed reading about how games are designed and built. I read through the article on System Shock II. Playing through the game you would never guess the development woes because it is such an intense game. You don’t care what the AI is capable of as long as it doesn’t kill you on the spot. I’ll be reading all of these then hitting the older archives.
Presented by Alex Waro from Gamasutra’s “postmortem archives” developers talk about what went right and what went wrong as they worked on classic games.
Warren Spector on Deus Ex
Jonathan Chey on System Shock 2
Erich Schaefer on Diablo II
Tom Leonard on Thief The Dark Project
Ray Muzyka on Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Jason Regier on Myth: The Fallen Lords
Brandon Reinhart on Unreal Tournament
Matt Pritchard on Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Brian Upton on Rainbox Six
Peter Molyneux on Black & White