As some of my readers may know, I work as a game designer. I wanted to write a short post on the subject, because the latest project I have been working on has done super well and received lots of attention. If games are not your thing, just skip to the next post!
I'm the lead designer of Cities: Skylines, a brand new city builder game that just came out a few weeks ago. Things have been hectic the last days: the game came out, suddenly sold 250k copies during the first 24 hours and is still the third most sold game on Steam. Journalist have been calling, emailing and visiting the office, and the game's forums have been filled with excited players. Global game media writes articles and most of the reviews have been positive.
Making games is team work, and our whole team is extremely happy about how the game has been received! Due to the amount of articles, you might come across my face somewhere around the internet, but yes it is really me ;D
I've been working as a game designer for over four years now, but never on a game that has done so well. I love my work and am really exited that players have received the game so well and have a good time with it. It's been crazy and I still have a gazillion things to do, interviews and other publicity things and just plain old design work. So if it takes a while for me to answer comments, don't worry, I'm still here, just busy!
So all in all: Skylines is doing great and I'm deeply involved with it!