Alan Wilson's Blog
Old fart and Vice-President of Tripwire Interactive. Partly responsible for Red Orchestra: Combined Arms, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Killing Floor and the upcoming Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad. Also an evil leftie, responsible for all the Socialist evils of the world. By American standards, a baby-eating Marxist - by European standards, a centrist Capitalist. Just goes to prove that everything is relative.
With a rapid-fire succession of layoffs and closures in the industry recently, this seems to be a relevant question. Are people an "Asset" or are they just "Consumables"? Many of us don't like the answer - and it isn't even sound business.
Over the last few days, we have had a large number of responses to our job postings here on Gamasutra. There are some great potential employees in the pile. But some of you... LISTEN to this rant, please!
A view from an indie developer on some of the issues raised around price of games, DLC and finding "other ways" to dig cash out of games.
In response to a batch of questions/debate busy derailing another post
Alan Wilson's Comments
[Blog - 07/02/2014 - 07:26]
Well, we Tripwire Interactive spent ...
Well, we Tripwire Interactive spent 0.00 marketing our first title - Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. We also spent 0.00 marketing Killing Floor when we launched it. Between those two we 've sold something like 4 million units. r n r nNow, to be fair, that was cash outlay. Yes, it ...
[News - 05/02/2014 - 10:14]
1. Nice timing. Throw out ...
1. Nice timing. Throw out most of one studio, wait a week or two, then announce a new title somewhere else. r n r n2. Looks moderately pretty - and really dull. And generic.
[News - 04/14/2014 - 12:36]
The tax credit has multiple ...
The tax credit has multiple benefits all round. For us Tripwire , as Georgia tax payers, it reduces our tax burden in the state. Any excess in the tax credits we can sell. That both reduces our costs some and gives us extra capital so that we can grow faster. ...
[News - 02/18/2014 - 03:46]
[News - 12/11/2013 - 05:45]
I have to say that ...
I have to say that these guys are really getting my goat. I got snarky the last time they did this to the staff in Atlanta back in October 2012 , when they also dumped on SIEGE our local games show . We picked up some of the staff last ...
[News - 09/19/2013 - 04:45]
This, from their KS update: ...
This, from their KS update: Kickstarter is amazing, but one of the hidden catches is that once you have taken a bunch of people 's money to do a thing, you have to actually do that thing, and not some other thing that you thought up in the meantime. r ...