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The Impact of Open Development on Unreal Tournament


Unreal Tournament is an experiment in open development. The game was available from the very first line of code and is being built as a collaboration between Epic Games and the gaming community. With a team of experienced developers and an established franchise, they thought that it would be a relatively straightforward process, but they quickly learned that their preconceived notions of community and shared development left a lot of room for interpretation. This unexpectedly resulted in an exploration of new design processes that were radically different than their traditional methods, and left them all as better developers.

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