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We’ve collected the best Developers Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Satoru Iwata, David Baszucki, Clive Thompson, Reggie Fils-Aime, Brendan Iribe. Use them as an inspiration.

I’m not interested in offering software for free of charge. That’s because I myself am one of the game developers who, in the future, wants to make efforts so the value of the software will be appreciated by the consumers.
We started having more developers who wished they could develop on Roblox forever, but they were starting to go off to Google and get jobs. It struck us that this whole platform play, where the creators were powering the fun, we could wrap it into powering the monetization as well.
The humanitarian developers behind World of Warcraft have also discovered a way to bribe gamers into turning off their computers and going outside. If you log off for a few days, your character will be more ‘rested’ when you resume playing, a mode that temporarily speeds up your leveling.
In the end, what developers want is a healthy ecosystem to create content and launch it into.
Whether it’s developers or industry veterans on the business side, top talent likes to work together.
I don’t think I’m any smarter than any of my developers.
The fundamental truth for developers is they will build if there are users.
There is a strong movement towards increased accountability for software developers and software development organizations.
I have been able to attend many technology conferences around the world over the years, including some of the largest, like Google I/O, Microsoft‘s Developer Conference, Apple‘s WorldWide Developers Conference, Oracle World, Le Web, and more.
Local councils are hostile to large developers and think that, by doing this, they are standing up for the community. But they’re wrong.
It gives me a lot of energy to talk to developers or meet students in classrooms who are using our technology to help learn faster and better. Watching them pursue their passion.
The developers, if they decide to move a tortoise, have to pay the long-term costs for enhancing the areas that take care of the tortoise, and it gives us the opportunity to manage an area that is going to be protected.
Gale Norton
Too many developers still treat cultural strategies as a fig leaf to get planning permission, rather than make a thoughtful, genuine commitment to the cultural life of their areas.
Epic’s Support-A-Creator program was launched as a one-time event, but it’s now permanent and is available to all creators and all developers on the Epic Games store.
I wonder if too frequently publishers and developers are so caught up with going after new, untapped audiences that they can forget to care for the largest, most loyal and reliable audience there is – the current gamer.
People often say that videogames made by Western developers are somehow different in terms of taste for the players, in comparison with Japanese games. I think that means that the Western developers and Japanese developers, they are good at different fields.
A very important part of game development is testingsomething that a lot of developers don’t do.
A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet.
Eric S. Raymond
Some of our developers are starting to make $20,000 a month, which is really significant… We’re getting developers who are 14 and 20 years of age making more money than their parents, starting to make a professional career of developing games on Roblox.
We allow the top developers whose games are being played millions of times to translate that into U.S. dollars.
Game developers know that people have more fun when they’re in large groups. They feel more fired up when the challenges are more epic.
‘Fowl Space’ was a lovechild of boredom. While in class, two of the developers started passing designs back and forth. Somewhere in the middle of all that ink and crumpled paper, a chicken in a space helmet was born and thus we have ‘Fowl Space.’
Empowering the creativity of our developers is at the core of everything we do at Roblox.
Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!
Trip Hawkins
To avoid long-term deleterious effects, game developers must commit to stop facilitating a culture in which crunch is the norm. The occasional long night or weekend at the office can be useful and even exhilarating, but as a constant, it is damaging.
We have only one Windows. We don’t have multiple Windows. They run across multiple form factors, but it’s one developer platform, one store, one tool chain for developers. And you adapt it for different screen sizes and different input and output.
Increasingly, the real estate developers can’t get bank loans for their project financing in China. They’re now going into the Hong Kong market to raise money in the bond market at very, very high rates, as high as 15, 20 percent.
One of the biggest problems that software developers face is that technology changes rapidly. It is very hard to stay current.
I think there’s that widespread sentiment that game developers need to be quiet unless they’re talking on-message. I think that’s changing a little bit; Twitter has helped, with developers sharing personal opinions on things.
The concept of emergent gameplay is really exciting. That’s when players are really crafting their own experience. So if you’re clever and creative, you can do things that even developers of the game didn’t know were possible.
I think starting in anime, like I did, gave me a good idea of how to approach games that come from Japan. Japanese developers can be very different from companies here in the western market.
Laura Bailey
Because now it’s the fans out there that are entertaining us, the developers, with their creations!
Will Wright
Basically, a manager‘s job is to make other people more productive. What’s one really good way to do that? Do the work that is getting in their way. Which means find out what kind of important work your developers dislike the most, and do it for them.
Jon Evans
I think right now it’s a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.
That ‘Super Mariomovie from the 1990s… left a really bad taste in the mouth of our developers.
Our developers are helping and participating in the virtual economy by making games that aren’t just fun, but which monetize as well.
We don’t expect Google as a first party service to provide all the answers. Part of the reason a platform is successful is because there are very very important things from other companies and other developers on top of the platform.
For too long, the system has been biased in favor of oil and gas developers: sweetheart lease deals, generous subsidies and a regulatory process so slanted in favor of Big Oil that often permit reviews are simply waived.
I’ve been a software engineer, a novelist, a journalist, and a manager – and managing developers is easily the trickiest thing I’ve ever done.
Jon Evans
The more we can make our developers famous, the better.
Among video game developers, it’s called ‘crunch’: a sudden spike in work hours, as many as 20 a day, that can last for days or weeks on end. During this time, they sleep at work, limit bathroom breaks and cut out anything that pulls their attention away from their screens, including family and even food.
Before I started Code for America, I spent my career around startups. First it was game developers, small teams trying to make hits in a tough business. Then, when I started working on the Web 2.0 events, it was web startups during times of enormous opportunity and investment.
Our developers are constantly thinking about, ‘How do I bring new and novel experiences to our platforms?’ whether it’s the Switch, 3DS, or even a smart device. So that is just part of the way our developers think.
Development in this county is always going to be an issue. Until development and zoning are handled on a regional basis, rather than each municipality left to its own devices, we will suffer from developers having the upper hand in suits and in front of zoning boards.
John Murray
I actually think Facebook made it their business to be close with all of the app developers. They couldn’t have done more.
Max Levchin
When you have more people investing in VR games, whether it’s us or Sony or someone else, that means a greater pool of VR developers out there who know how to make VR games.
Tokens align incentives between developers, contributors, users, and investors. They allow everyone who wants to contribute to a project early the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Roblox is spearheading the next generation of gaming – one in which players become developers and user-generated content is at the core.
Most game developers in the United States do not receive extra compensation for extra hours.
You’d be surprised. A number of developers recognize that having a cultural activity in their space brings kudos. People like the idea of being near to creatives.
Our job as the game creators or developers – the programmers, artists, and whatnot – is that we have to kind of put ourselves in the user’s shoes. We try to see what they’re seeing, and then make it, and support what we think they might think.
Consolidation isn’t new, though… it was a major factor in our rush to form the Gathering and place a stake in the ground to ensure that there is a solid path for developers who are willing to stay independent and build their own companies on their own terms.
Mike Wilson
In 2007, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would become a ‘platform,’ meaning that outside developers could start creating applications that would run inside the site. It worked.
VK is famous for its competitions among third-party developers who build alternative versions of VK on its open API.
We are building a brain trust of leading app talent. These are very highly regarded developers, and SGN is blessed to have them join to help build a great company that brings innovation, creativity, and joy to our users.
The original dream of Facebook Platform was to enable developers to build experiences that were social at their core, like Facebook Photos, without having to build their own standalone social network.
We tend to think of Steam as tools for content developers and tools for producers. We’re just always thinking: how do we want to make content developers’ lives better and users’ lives a lot better? With Big Picture Mode, we’re trying to answer the question: ‘How can we maximize a content developers’ investment?’
You need a prince to make a town in an intellectual sense. Developers want to make money. If they cared about architecture, they’d become architects. I’ve had so many projects that never came off because they had no sponsor, and not because they were utopian. I just want to build a town that’s normal.
The knowledge that all the games are created by the community, it gives the opportunity to try exploratory gaming concepts. Our developers take larger risks in what they make.
I want to be known internationally as one of the most creative real estate developers in low-income communities. I want to be known as someone who actually promotes economic diversity and does a great job.
Developers need to start moving away from the entitled macho-male power fantasy in their games. They need to recognize that there are wider stories that they can tell.
We can provide beta software to our developers in advance of the general public. We can easily link up with external partners, customers, and suppliers.
Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up, because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
Half of this business is politics. As real estate developers, it’s our job to go in there and get beat up.
Ross Perot, Jr.
The Trump Organization is paid millions of dollars by these developers for the privilege of putting the Trump name on those towers.
I work on OpenBSD fulltime, as the project leader. I set some directions, increase communication between the developers, and try to be involved in nearly every aspect of the base system.
Theo de Raadt
Ultimately, going into the consumer market, we really need outstanding content. That was the goal: if we can get the developer kit out at a low enough cost point, then hopefully a lot of developers would show up and start creating content.
Gamers are everywhere, coming in all ages and genders, and developers have grown up, too.
As our platform gets technically better, coupled with allowing developers to make real money on Roblox, that’s created a virtuous cycle where the quality of Roblox games is continuing to go up and up.
Social gaming is not something Zuckerberg could have imagined back when he was creating Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. The change began in May 2007, when Facebook announced it would let outside developers create applications that run on top of Facebook.
Because the competitive landscape of the web is such that the site which looks and works best gets the most traffic, developers and designers put a premium on the presentation of that content and let structural markup take a back seat.
Mike Davidson
By allowing multiple partners to contribute, an open platform can nurture an entire ecosystem of developers and apps. Good products integrate and become great products. Users get a one-stop solution for social needs.
Games take years to make, and it’s important that when we launch, it can’t just be a great launch catalog and then a desert for a really long time. To be honest, for a lot of developers, they’d rather not be competing at launch with all this other software.