Now that DF's been rolling with the AF concept for a few years, I'm curious as to how well it's working out in regards to company scalability, and what sort of restrictions are being put in place to prevent it from becoming a problem. Here's an overly-simplified view, from my outsider's perspective, on what you guys appear to be doing:
This assumes the following:
- No game takes more than two years to complete
- One game from each year's AF becomes a new project
- Up to three additional projects are going at any time, including games funded by Kickstarter and other projects that will never be seen by the public
First of all, how much of what I've assumed above is actually anywhere close to correct, specifically the bit about limiting the timeframe of project development?
Second, if this is correct, have you found two years to be a reasonable timeframe limitation, or is it still too long? And if it is too long, then how much does AF help in preventing developers from feeling burnt-out?