Naughty Dog lead designer Richard Lemarchand is leaving the studio to teach at the University of Southern California, where he'll join the school's Interactive Media Division. Lemarchand most recently served as co-designer on Uncharted 3. [Gamasutra]
A couple of weeks ago at IndieCade, Naughty Dog's Richard Lemarchand, lead designer on the Uncharted series, gave the keynote address. That may seem like an odd fit for an "IndieCade" keynote—after all, video games don't get more "Big Budget" than Uncharted.
There was a time when video game developers seemed to be seeking approval from a wider, more mainstream audience.