POR QUÉ DUKE NUKEM FOREVER SE FUE A LA MIERDA
Si quieren les resumo, soberbia, falta de un plan de trabajo, ambición desmedida, exceso de libertadad creativa y económica y la espada de Damocles que suponía el tener que superar Duke Nukem 3D. Pero es mejor que lean este interesante artículo porque incluye pistas otorgadas por los propios desarrolladores acerca de lo que pasaba dentro de las oficinas de 3D Realms y más concretamente, dentro de la cabeza de Broussard.
But because the technology kept getting better, Broussard was on a treadmill. He’d see a new game with a flashy graphics technique and demand the effect be incorporated into Duke Nukem Forever. “One day George started pushing for snow levels,” recalls a developer who worked on Duke Nukem Forever for several years starting in 2000. Why? “He had seen The Thing” — a new game based on the horror movie of the same name, set in the snowbound Antarctic — “and he wanted it.” The staff developed a running joke: If a new title comes out, don’t let George see it. When the influential shoot-’em-up Half-Life debuted in 1998, it opened with a famously interactive narrative sequence in which the player begins his workday in a laboratory, overhearing a coworker’s conversation that slowly sets a mood of dread. The day after Broussard played it, an employee told me, the cofounder walked into the office saying, “Oh my God, we have to have that in Duke Nukem Forever.”