Is anyone else reading Jason Scherier’s latest book, Press Reset? Really fascinating look at game development primarily focusing on the people and their journeys from one studio to another, instead of focusing just on the companies.
One chapter is about the folks at Big Huge Games who worked on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and how they got caught up in Curt Shilling’s 38 Studios mess.
I had forgotten that Epic Games hired 40 of the laid off BHG leads and team members to start a new studio, and that Epic closed them up again just 8 months later. Tim Sweeney seems like the asshole responsible for the whole thing.