Making games is hard.
And by far the hardest part of making games is pre-production. That statement may be confusing. We’ve all heard about very difficult production periods for games, and we’ve also observed light, easy, fun pre-production periods. So why am I claiming that pre production is harder? Because one of the things that can poison production is that pre-production is happening during it. As hard as pre-production is, it’s even harder (and way more expensive) to do while you’re also in production.