Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Well thats the game industry

I've spent a long time in the game industry, about 15 of my total 25 years as a professional software engineer. And one thing you get used to in this industry is instability. The average job in this business lasts 2.5 years. Seldom less then 2, seldom more then 3.

As you might have noticed, CampFU is down. Sadly, the economy has forced us to shut the doors on the Camp and I have moved to my next position.

The good news is, its a VERY exciting one at a really amazing game company. The company is Blue Fang Games in Waltham, MA. Founded by ex-papyrus people, Blue Fang has made a name for themselves in the animal games space with their hits Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon II. World of Zoo, the companies first WII product is going to be launched soon and is really, really neat. It takes the animal game experience to a very close and personal level that I think will be a big winner with both kids and adults.

I have joined Blue Fang as BFG's first Chief Online Technical Officer. I can't tell you what I'm working on yet except to say that its going to be Blue Fang's foray into the exciting world of online games.

So this monkey is in a new monkey house. Stay tuned for more information!

1 comment:

Kynth said...

Does sound exciting. Good luck!