interview with Amy and Ryan Green, parents of Joel and creators of “That Dragon, Cancer”
talk by Alexis Gallagher
“Such model puts focus on iterative development, facilitating flexibility and growth. It’s quite different from premium games, where most energy is spent on the initial release, possibly followed by as few as possible patches.
Running a game as a service influences priorities in some very practical terms.”
“The trick to juggling it all is to stop juggling.”
“[T]he Wu-Tang Clan sold its latest album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, through an online auction house. As one of the most innovative rap groups, the Wu-Tang Clan had used concepts for their recordings before, but the latest album would be their highest concept: it would exist as only one copy—as an LP, that physical, authentic format for music—encased in an artisanally crafted box. This album would have only one owner, and thus, perhaps, only one listener. By legal agreement, the owner would not be allowed to distribute it commercially until 88 years from now.”