New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

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New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby dotEXE » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:38 pm

http://www.playtonicgames.com/our-newest-buddy-duo/

Lucky Becky, leaving the lofty doomed promises of Peter Molyneux and landing what could potentially be the last job she ever needs in the games industry. It's also interesting that Karn left Rare after having worked on Sea of Thieves which is obviously not out yet.
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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby Xellos » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:12 pm

I guess Karn jumped ship before it crashes into the nearest cliff and sinking to the bottom of the ocean for all eternity. Anyway, nice to see fresh new recruits for the ever growing company that is Playtonic Games. A mixture of both new non-Rare developers and old ex-Rare(ware) staff is what the company needs to ensure it lasts for decades to come.

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Postby NPChilla » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:31 pm

Fair play to them both for colouring themselves green and purple for the picture - clearly they're good sports. :D

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Postby DarkTone » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:10 pm

That's one of MANY tests. It's like being in a fraternity.

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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby Lienk » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:59 pm

Yeah! More developers! Welcome!

Do we know what their roles will be in the development of Yooka Laylee? (You know, apart from helping keeping Steve Mayles in line ;))

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Postby Luma Party » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:57 pm

The more the merrier!
Someone with work on a Rare Replay, that might help.

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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby Taylor » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:43 pm

Lienk wrote:So we know what their roles will be in the development of Yooka Laylee? (You know, apart from helping keeping Steve Mayles in line ;))


I read the news briefly and think it said they're programmers. Makes sense as there are a lot of art staff on board already.
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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby NPChilla » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:19 pm

I reckon if there will be any more added to the team, they'll likely be exclusively programmers.
As Taylor said, they have plenty of art staff and they seem to know where they're going with the game. The game just needs programming.

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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby Xellos » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:30 pm

Taylor wrote:
Lienk wrote:So we know what their roles will be in the development of Yooka Laylee? (You know, apart from helping keeping Steve Mayles in line ;))


I read the news briefly and think it said they're programmers. Makes sense as there are a lot of art staff on board already.


Karn Bianco and Becky Lavender are both listed as 'Incredible Engineer' in their team profiles: http://www.playtonicgames.com/team/

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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby Dajo Fox » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:03 pm

Congrats and good luck!

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Postby John » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:40 am

Pleasant video of Becky from her website!

http://www.beckylavender.co.uk/praise.html
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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby NPChilla » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:49 pm

Considering how the most recent tweet from the Playtonic team was "#FF New people! @Spydarlee @SirPsychoBexy (more to come!!11)", are we to assume that they already know who will be joining Playtonic next?

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Re: New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Postby NPChilla » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:13 pm

NPChilla wrote:Considering how the most recent tweet from the Playtonic team was "#FF New people! @Spydarlee @SirPsychoBexy (more to come!!11)", are we to assume that they already know who will be joining Playtonic next?


Clearly they did - Dave and Ross joined a fortnight later...


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