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7 strikes – The "Unwritten Vision" & Finding a Systematic Methodology for Pitching Game Ideas

If this were baseball, the team may still be hopeful, but this is a video game, which includes baseball video games, so maybe hope is alive. Our last three ideas sent to Adult Swim were rejected and may not have been our best yet, although I probably shouldn’t speak specifically about any of them, we all felt like the writing of the pitches themselves was very strong. Somehow we’re always optimistic sending off these little guys, even though we’ve been…

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Another Round of Pitches to Adult Swim

Out goes another 3 pitches to Adult Swim. That comes to a total of 7 now. Although, it seems like we’ve sent way more than that. Maybe we’re just getting used to it now. I don’t want to say that we’re getting good at it, but I’m not sure how else to say it… I know, we’re starting to understand it more now. Yeah, that’s it. I don’t think any of us have pitched so much in all our lives.…

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We’re Like a Hot Dog In Search of a Bun

After looking at this image and snickering for a moment, I quickly realized that we are the hot dog. We have a meaty game development substance to us, and are in search of a bun to present our meat in a way that is easy to grab and consume. Not only that, but we’re not sure exactly what kind of hot dog we are and therefore what kind of bun should hold us. We just stand there, intrigued by the…

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Finding the Right Fit

Well, Dinowaurs was rejected because it was “too cute.” While we really liked the idea, it’s not the end of the world for us. Thankfully, coming up with ideas isn’t too hard. Three new pitches have arrived at Adult Swim this morning. What if they still don’t like those ideas? Does that mean we’re just not the right fit for each other? The concept of the “right fit” is an often neglected, yet very important part of game development. Adult…

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"It’s like sending your only child off to college"

Not that I’ve ever had to do that, but I imagine the experience would be very similar to today’s Super Secret Special Shipment. That’s right! Today we shipped out something so special and top secret that we can only refer to it by its Christian name: Levi. He’s making his way due south to Williams Street, not for a sampling of Georgia’s great golf courses, or Atlanta’s rich history, but for his future; heck! for our future. Ted and I…

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And the Lisa Frank Genie Says: "Outlook Good"

The pitch has been submitted! Yessss. Working together on everything has been a blast. At one point, we were discussing how to present the pitch materials. We got to talking about how great it would be to put the materials in a cheesy grade school folder with dinosaurs on it. Greg and I agreed that a Lisa Frank dinosaur folder would be the coolest ever. We went through the internets (and the local school supply stores) in search of such…

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Creating a Pitch Is Hard

So we’re creating a pitch to submit to Adult Swim. Before you get too confused, it’s for a video game, not a show. The pitch has to be 2 pages, which seems like plenty. However, for describing something as complicated as a game, it’s surpisingly difficult. We’ve found the trick is to just glaze over everything. It sounds simple I know, but if you’re excited about an idea and want to share that with someone else, your first instinct is…

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