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
[Blog - 09/07/2016 - 07:25]
Hey Brandon, r n r ...
Hey Brandon, r n r nInteresting thoughts. Deserves a much deeper dive than a blog post can deliver, though, I think. r n r nFor example, Most game developers haven 't even heard of half the games that become quietly Steam-popular and make millions for their devs. Well, frankly, they ...
[Blog - 01/04/2016 - 01:31]
Nice article, James : r ...
Nice article, James : r n r n Is there any environment Mr Dagg can 't create levels for : He 's done RO maps, KF maps - and now Depth maps
[News - 10/09/2015 - 05:07]
That 's why the ducking ...
That 's why the ducking stool was invented for witches: tie the suspect to a chair, dunk them in the river. If they survive, Lucifer saved them, so they 're a witch - burn her If you drown, she wasn 't a witch - so bury her
[Blog - 08/20/2015 - 12:52]
I couldn 't resist coming ...
I couldn 't resist coming back to this... yes, we 're doing very well with it, thanks: r n r nhttp://steamspy.com/app/232090
[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 ...
[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...