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Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

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Small But Perfectly Formed?

The time, money and resources needed to make a successful computer game are increasing all the time as the graphical capabilities of our PCs increase. But brothers Chris and Tony West are currently bucking the trend, building the stunning looking motor racing game "World Sports Cars" almost single-handed, although they are out-sourcing the sound design and expect more people to join the team as the game nears release.

Asked by High Gear if the small design team hindered development of the game though, Chris replied that in fact "it's absolutely the secret of our success. We can control it much better. I know what I'm doing, and he knows what he's doing. We've worked in teams before, and there's always arguments .. it's a compromise."

"We know exactly what each other is thinking", Tony added. "We can tell each other what we are thinking. And it's fine."