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
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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 ...
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In recent weeks, EA has ...
In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile. This has led to some difficult decisions to reduce the workforce in some locations. We are extremely grateful for the contributions made by each of our employees those that are leaving ...