At Last, It Can Be Told
Since some people have already outed me, I guess it's time to come out of the closet: yes all you smarty smart alecks on the UO Stratics board, I am now employed by Heatwave Interactive, the company started by Anthony "Sunsword" Castoro and Donn Clendenon. In fact, I am employee #3. Or, if you consider Donn & Anthony not to be employees, since they are founders & co-owners, I am employee #1. It's some very low number, however you look at it.
Exciting times, indeed. And what am I doing at Heatwave? The same thing I did for almost 8 years at Origin/EA: make great online games. Much as I will always love UO, I have to confess it's very exciting having the opportunity to build a new online game from the ground up. It's just about the only thing I haven't done in the MMO space!
What games are we working on? Well, to be honest, we're not -- the company isn't at that point yet. It's still very early in the process. Day to day, I'm doing contract work right now, for reasons that I probably shouldn't go into. I can let you in on a little inside scoop, though: the sooper seekrit Heatwave business plan:
- Collect underpants.
(Although, come to think of it, if we had a potential investor who didn't recognize that as a joke, we probably shouldn't take their money!)