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Friday, October 28, 2005

Halo Developer gives tour of Bungie

[Media: Video]

This is a great video for anyone curious about how a game developer works. Talking to a designer for the Halo 1 and 2 toolset designer at Bungie they go over all the things that Bungie deals with. As a programmer my favorite part of the video was when the guy whipped out a mobile whiteboard and started talking about the code differences between the Xbox and the Xbox 360.

They covered how the office worked, what the team was like, how interviews go, coding practices and differences between coding on an Xbox and an Xbox 360. It's interesting that the main annoyance was that the Xbox 360 has a closer architecture to a Mac than to a PC.

This is a great behind the scenes look at the videogame industry. Don't let my excitement about them talking about code get in the way of you watching this. Just realize though, that this is a long interview.

Link (via 4 Color Rebellion)