Time for another announcement, this time on a somewhat longer timeline (Longer than four months? Really? In fact, it’s open-ended). I mentioned there were exciting new opportunities happening for me, and the most exciting of those is getting to once again work with my close friends over at Twilight Creations, Inc.
These are the folks who brought you Zombie Survival
, Little Dead Riding Hood
, and the award-winning smash hit, Zombies!!!
All great games — and they’re looking to forge ahead with many more. As part of that expansion they've brought me on as a staff designer and consultant, which basically means that I’ll be pitch-hitting in lots of ways across the board. You’ll see my name in their credits, and we’ll be working closely to strengthen and advance every part of their company.
It’s an insanely exciting move for me. It lets me stretch some muscles that I've been itching to stretch for some time, and of course it lets me work closely with one of my favorite people in the world: Kerry Breitenstein. The job also lets me work remotely, which is critical because... I am NOT leaving Crafty Games
, nor are my duties there really changing all that much. For a while, Alex and I have been refining our methods and timetables so we’re playing to each of our strengths and getting the most out of our days for you and for us, and this new position comes at just the right time to interlock with that. I shall still be finishing up Spellbound before anything else
, and my work on Spycraft Third Edition will not change
, nor will this job impact how that product line rolls out.
What will change is that you’ll see my name in a few more places, and honestly, I think you’ll all notice a general uptick in smiles from my direction. I love working with Alex, and I’ll work with him for as long as he and his lovely wife Becky will have me, but I've been pining for some side projects to keep me fresh and nimble, and Kerry’s offered me an ideal way to make that happen.
Thank you, Kerry and Alex, for letting me find a balance that works well for me just now. I can’t wait to show both of you all the awesome I still have to offer.