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New Programmers, and the first dev with ZERO Rare connection

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:38 pm
by dotEXE
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.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:12 pm
by Xellos
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.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:31 pm
by NPChilla
Fair play to them both for colouring themselves green and purple for the picture - clearly they're good sports. :D

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

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:10 pm
by DarkTone
That's one of MANY tests. It's like being in a fraternity.

Welcome!

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

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:59 pm
by Lienk
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 ;))

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

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:57 pm
by Luma Party
The more the merrier!
Someone with work on a Rare Replay, that might help.

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

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:43 pm
by Taylor

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

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:19 pm
by NPChilla
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.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:30 pm
by Xellos

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

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:03 pm
by Dajo Fox
Congrats and good luck!

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

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:40 am
by John
Pleasant video of Becky from her website!

http://www.beckylavender.co.uk/praise.html

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:49 pm
by NPChilla
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?

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

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:13 pm
by NPChilla