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Watch: What's game development actually like?

Here's this week's Eurogamer Show.

Video game marketing is kind of a known formula. First you have your teaser, then comes the announcement, then a few gameplay reveals and pre-order incentives before launch day. With such a predictable cycle, it's easy to convince ourselves that we know how video game development works.

Really though, what is video game development actually like? Is it as formulaic as the hype machine makes out? Is it gratifying? Is it even fun at all? Chris put these questions to Lorne Lanning, creator of the Oddworld series, to try and find out. This being Lorne Lanning we're talking about, the answer he got was pretty direct. You can see the interview in full in the video below; please don't let it crush any dreams you might have of going into game development.

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