What the Cloth Washing Instructions Can Teach About Game Production

I received an image that shows the kind of washing instructions all clothes should have. The instructions describe how men should handle cloth washing – something what should be applied by game producers as well. It’s pretty amazing what you can learn just by looking what you clothes has to say.

While I admired the practical instructions, I immediately thought about two things.

First of all, I thought that the guy who planned the text should be a game producer.

Secondly. While the advice can be applied in game production, the planner should realize that this kind of text is asking for trouble.

Here’s the picture: (Not sure how old this is or where this originally was shown)

To set the record straight… the “it’s her job part” is just an ego-boosting way of saying “because you moron can’t wash your clothes” (at least that’s what I think when I watch my wife washing the clothes).

Seriously, if we apply this lesson to game production, we get the following:

  • Don’t try to do everything by yourself if you don’t know how.
  • Get people smarter than you to help you out.

And lastly:

  • If you delegate tasks that you are too stupid to complete and argument by saying “it’s your job”, you will get slapped in your face.

Juuso Hietalahti