Video game publishers are notoriously secretive about the budgets behind their games, but when a number does slip out, it can be shocking. Games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make, which is tough to fathom—until you do the math.
Here, via veteran game designer Ron Gilbert, is a detailed look at the budget for the upcoming point-n-click adventure Thimbleweed Park.
"Rising game budgets have created breathtaking, cinematic experiences. But not everyone is happy." The Economist takes a look at the state of the video game industry in the wake of Destiny's famously pricey launch and provides an interesting overview of where game development is headed in the near future.