My Production Horror Stories
Lukasz Hacura is the co-founder and CEO of Anshar Studios. A computer science graduate from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, he has worked in the video game industry for the last 12 years. He began as a video game programmer in 2006, becoming a lead programmer in 2008 and eventually rising to executive producer and head of studio at City Interactive Katowice at the end of 2011. He worked at City Interactive until the founding of Anshar Studios.
In my 12 years in video game development I was usually in either a middle management position at a big company (CI Games) or top management position at a small company (Anshar Studios). In all that years I had my share of terrible decision-making, both as a witness and participant. I would like to discuss the most embarrassing of those, and what lessons as a professional game producer I have learned from it.