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The last week has been one of the busiest in my life. It started last week-end, when I moved to a new appartment. A lot of work and sweat, but the new place is much better: it’s bigger, newer and located right next to a park. I took a day off sunday, before returning to work monday morning after two weeks vacations…
…Only to be shown the door before I could turn my computer on. Long story short, I took the fall for a project that was going badly before I joined it. My boss disagreed with the decision of letting me go, but the decision came from above. I didn’t really fit within the company culture anyway — I had considered quitting before — so it wasn’t too big a loss for me. It’s just too bad I won’t be working with the folks at the Montréal office anymore — lots of great people there.
On tuesday, I found a contract to work on: I’ll be contributing new contents on David Perry’s game development wiki. It’s still in its infancy, but the site is shaping up to be a great ressource for everything related to game development. Everybody can contribute to the site — just like wikipedia — so go in there and add links to your favorite game development articles or write your own! I’ll be writing a lot more for that site than for this blog in the next few weeks, so check it out regularly.
And so begins my work as a game development consultant. I’ll be working this way until I figure exactly what I want to do with myself. I like it so far, so I may continue this way if work is good. I’m also considering other possibilities, like continuing at a “regular” game design job or even making a start-up (I have a great idea, but I’d need funding).
If you have need of an experienced and talented game designer and programmer, permanently or for a contract, don’t hesitate to write me. I have 5 years of experience as a programmer and designer, and I’ve worked on 17 games (on mobile, set-top boxes, GBA, DS and PC). I can help you improve your game (from the earliest conception stages to advanced production) and your development process. Just tell me what you need and I’ll tell you what I can do — you have nothing to lose!