How to create an authentic video game


In 2022 Auroch Digital released Brewmaster, a first-person simulation game about brewing beer. The success has been in part down to how they researched and immersed themselves in the subject material. Here, Production Director Peter Willington discusses the research journey and the impact it had on the development.


• What authenticity is in games: A deep understanding of the subject matter at hand.
• Why authenticity is valuable: Helping teams make decisions affecting all areas of a product and generating trust in potential customers.
• The value of research to generate authenticity: Examples of activities the Auroch team have done to get a deeper understanding of the material, and the unexpected side benefits these activities provided.
• Going to bat for research and authenticity: Techniques on how to demonstrate the value of these activities to a sceptical audience.