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.
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.
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
[News - 08/26/2015 - 08:54]
While I generally hate these ...
While I generally hate these statements, I 'll have to admit that I am glad the CEO stepped up to admit that it is because of a mistake - over-reaching in some areas. While I am sure that is small consolation to those losing their jobs, at least there is ...
[Blog - 08/20/2015 - 12:52]
Our alpha builds aren 't ...
Our alpha builds aren 't bug-free. But we don 't ask people to pay us for them, either. We ask people to pay us for an Early Access build which is largely bug-free, so that we can get feedback on the gameplay, balance and direction. And not ask people to ...
[News - 07/08/2015 - 02:55]
I 'm flattered, I think... ...
I 'm flattered, I think... maybe it can become the go-to rant in these situations Of course, it would be good if we didn 't have to...
[News - 06/08/2015 - 04:08]
Valve 's eyes only - ...
Valve 's eyes only - there is currently no mechanism for the info to get back to us - that I know of :
[News - 04/16/2015 - 05:03]
[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