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“If you’re having no fun making your game then you’re in trouble,” says Hello Games boss

Thursday, 9th December 2010 15:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Hello Games boss Sean Murray thinks developers should be more enthusiastic when it comes to not only developing games, but when showing their works off to the public.

Speaking at Evolve in London yesterday, Murray showed a video to attendees of the Hello team laughing themselves silly while playtesting its Joe Danger title, proving his point about having fun while creating a game.

“If you’re having no fun making your game then you’re in trouble,” he said. “Interactivity is what makes games unique. People shouldn’t run away from that. They should embrace that. Some game developers, they don’t play their own games, they don’t feel it’s an expression of themselves.

“I think that’s very sad.”

Murray also chatted about how to make games more fun, and how motion controls can be indicative of fun, providing the game contains accuracy to go along with the controls.

“Inaccurate motion control actually reduces interactivity and that’s harmful,” he said while showing a video of a Kinect Joyride players coming in third in a race despite apparent lack of movement.

“It’s such as shame, it’s such a lost opportunity,” he commented. “It is actually a good game, but there’s a danger of making games too casual and removing interactivity, and you see that sometimes. I think even the casual gamer doesn’t want to just have reward.”

Joe Danger is out now on PSN and had DLC released for it last month.

Thanks, GI.biz.

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5 Comments

  1. Robo_1

    Motion controls, accuracy… I smell a Move title brewing at Hello Games.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Being creative is always going to be fun, but I knew a guy who was studying games design, and the ammount of equasions and code that he put into making a physicsbased first person bike simulator for a project was just anything but fun.

    I can only imagine how bad it gets when you have to build an entire game like that.

    Then again, some people get off on math. Sick fucks.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    “Then again, some people get off on math. Sick fucks.” – :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. TheRealWolfman

    Everyone look, it’s Sony’s VP of Awesomeness Kevin Butler, dressed as Evil Kineval.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mojo

    “a video of a Kinect Joyride players coming in third in a race despite apparent lack of movement.”
    lool?
    is it realy that bad?

    #5 4 years ago

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