Chet Faliszek who was a former writer at Valve for over 12 years. He is now Co-Founder and CEO of Stray Bombay and are currently working on Anacrusis.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER - @chetfaliszek

ANACRUSIS WEBSITE - https://www.theanacrusis.com/

Discord - https://discord.com/invite/straybombay

 

#valve #left4dead #anacrusis

 

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intro/Anacrusis Correction & What It Means

01:41 - Big Dictionary Of Slang

03:19 - Proper Pronounciation Of Faliszek

04:46 - Being Approached By Gabe To Join Valve/Gabe’s Personality

06:08 - Chet’s First Day At Valve

07:15 - Dynamic Between Chet & Erik Wolpaw

08:10 - Work On Half Life Universe

09:30 - Gabe Initially Didnt Want Chet To Do A Zombie Game

11:37 - Conception Of Left 4 Dead

13:20 - What Chet Would Change On Left 4 Dead Based On The Pandemic

15:41 - Planting Seeds For A Sequel In Left 4 Dead

17:30 - How He Ended Up Writing For Portal 2/Writing For Portal 2

20:45 - Challenge Of Writing For Left 4 Dead

22:00 - Valve’s Culture/Certification

24:46 - Valve’s Influence On Stray Bombay/Flat Hierarchy Pros & Cons

27:43 - Misperceptions/Collaboration

31:00 - Working With Sensitive People/Nothing Is Cool & Suck/Feedback

33:17 - Chet Doesn’t Get Affected By People Screaming At Him/Dealing With Tensions

35:40 - DOOM’s Impact On Chet/Improving Your Comedy/Old Man Murray

38:20 - Chet Loved Living In Cleveland

39:01 - How Being A Painter Transferred Over To Game Design

41:00 - Chet Has A Lot Of Respect For Trade Workers

42:25 - Self Imposed Crunch/You Can’t Finesse Crunch 

45:02 - Retail Releases Are What Causes Crunch

45:05 - How Chet Ended Up Working On HTC VR

51:10 - Defining The Goals On Anacrusis

52:30 - What’s On The Horizon For Anacrusis

56:50 - Where To Follow Chet Faliszek/Stray Bombay

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