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Old fart and Vice-President of Tripwire Interactive. Partly responsible for Red Orchestra: Combined Arms, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Killing Floor, Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad (PC Gamer Game of the Year 2011), Rising Storm (PC Gamer Game of the Year 2013) and the upcoming Killing Floor: Calamity for mobile platforms - and Killing Floor 2 for PC and PS4.

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.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Alan Wilson on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 01:29:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Ah, it must be that time of year again. Another set of layoffs and another corporate-speak "statement" that utterly ignores the fact that your (now-ex) employees are being treated with zero respect and care. So I'm going to rant about it.

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.

Posted by Alan Wilson on Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST in
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!

Posted by Alan Wilson on Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:49:00 EDT in
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.

Posted by Alan Wilson on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:21:00 EDT in Production
In response to a batch of questions/debate busy derailing another post

Alan Wilson's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/12/2015 - 01:29]

Yup, David, I 'm inclined ...

Yup, David, I 'm inclined to agree with you there. I have a suspicion that there is something similar going on at Daybreak - but that is only rank speculation on my part

Comment In: [Blog - 02/05/2015 - 01:26]

Don 't forget playing big ...

Don 't forget playing big brother , mother and a few other roles, too :

Comment In: [Blog - 01/13/2015 - 07:48]

Now, I may be overly ...

Now, I may be overly affected by mob hysteria, but this blog post seems to be just a touch disingenuous. In much the same way that Pol Pot was just a touch psychotic. r n r nI 've never played The War Z, or its alt-form, Infestation. Those who have ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/22/2014 - 03:19]

Hey Scott - useful piece. ...

Hey Scott - useful piece. All of this stuff is a huge learning curve and far too few people even have the faintest idea where to start. You 've got some great pointers in there. Glad you found it useful :

Comment In: [Blog - 09/30/2014 - 01:46]

Interesting article, for many reasons. ...

Interesting article, for many reasons. But one of the key reasons: the realization that most people learn the very hard way - striking out on your as a freelancer is one thing creating a business is quite another. And don 't under-estimate the huge stress on yourself AND those around ...

Comment In: [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 ...