Official Valve Software Production Flowchart [ IMAGE ]

I know there’s hats in there somewhere.

original via: Reddit
updated version: Dueling Analogs


  • Randall

    Best comment from that Reddit thread (note that this was posted nine months ago):

    Duke Nukem Forever will come out before Episode 3. A few months ago, I would have been called a crackpot for saying such a thing.

    And lo, it came to pass that Duke Nukem Forever managed to beat another long-awaited game to market. I think that’s one of the signs of the End Times.

  • mrboots

    Epiosde 3?

    • Sephirjon

      Of Half-Life, I’d assume.

  • Newbonzy

    Wasn’t long at all before we had to find a new joke for production times, eh? What was that, 2 months since the running gag tooted its last horn?

    Oh well, time to continue the trend:

    “I hear episode three will come out as a historical game.”

  • ThatNickGuy

    Each of those blue lines is a hat.

    • flammablehippie

      Not enough hats. needs more hats.

  • They obviously industrial espionage stole’d this flowchart from Capcom a couple of years ago, ref: Street Fighter III.

    • Phaelin

      I was thinking Legends 2.