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Chris Plante absolutely crushes this piece about Ken Levine over at Polygon. 


Members of the Irrational team have joked about “Ken Whispering,” a talent some employees have for deciphering their boss’ ideas. Levine will give a general idea of what he wants a character to look like or an event to sound like. The artist will then go away and create that product. Ken will then examine what has been made, say why it isn’t what he wants and give further direction.

Or as Levine would put it, it takes time to find the statue inside the stone. His games aren’t a military shooter or an alien adventure. He can’t just say, “let’s make a BioShock.”

Why did BioShock Infinite take five years? How did Ken Levine arrive where he is now? What’s next? Read the whole story, only on Polygon.

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    Chris Plante absolutely crushes this piece about Ken Levine over at Polygon.
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