Project Description

Friendship, Partnership, and Hardship: Mixing friendship and business.

Tommy Refenes (Super Meat Boy)

When the desire to create becomes so strong that an individual or group of individuals wants to throw caution to the wind and start a gaming studio, the instinct for most people is to work with their friends. This is usually because people feel like “This person is my friend, this will be awesome”. This can turn out great, or it can turn out terrible. After a highly successful game, some legal problems, and a few hurt feelings I will share my wisdom on common pitfalls people should avoid and plan for when mixing business and friendship.

Tommy Refenes is most famously known for Super Meat Boy and Indie Game The Movie. He likes programming, hates using 3rd party engines, and enjoys a challenge. About 11 years ago he saw Huey Lewis in concert.


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