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Kafke  ·  3908 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Will I really steal your idea?

Yea. But in the field, producers and designers are much more useful as well. Producers are needed for large teams (not small). Larger the team, better the producer needs to be. Small teams don't really need a producer since they can communicate amongst themselves fine. But on a 100+ person team, a producer is needed so everything goes smoothly.

Designers are only needed when the game demands it. Smaller games, it's easy to have a programmer/qa/designer mix of a person. But those three get separated as the game becomes larger and more complex.

But everyone on the team needs to know at least a general understanding of what the others do. So they know what's going on and how to communicate.