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Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:33 am
by karashata
From the Playtonic website, in case anyone here isn't following their Twitter and/or doesn't check their site frequently for new news:

http://www.playtonicgames.com/two-heart ... ame-grind/

A very brief summary, two new faces have joined the team, Catarina Barros, a programmer, and Dan Murdoch, a sound designer/engineer.

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:33 pm
by DarkTone
Thanks for the thread. I don't use Twitter.

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:46 pm
by Scrubber
Cool. I want some of that green drink...

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:08 pm
by John
A Crash Bandicoot fan! That's a nice spin on things, especially with Yooka-Laylee's release on the Playstation. She can hopefully help with all those strange X's, Circles, and Triangles. I wonder if she ever played Banjo.

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:33 pm
by Xellos

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:08 pm
by Scrubber

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:00 pm
by John Enigma

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:57 am
by GrayMagicΓ

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:05 pm
by Taylor

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:01 pm
by John Enigma
There is one thing that I need to ask though: I know that Playtonic Games was founded by six people first, but who's really the main leader of this indie studio?

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:14 pm
by karashata
On their website they have Chris Sutherland listed as the project director and Gavin Price as the managing director, so if I had to guess, those two are probably at the helm steering the ship, but I don't think they really look at their roles as leaders and more as just another part of the team (considering Chris is also a software engineer and Gavin's also the creative lead on the team).

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:05 pm
by John Enigma

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:42 pm
by GrayMagicΓ

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:04 pm
by John Enigma
Right, I almost forgot. What I was thinking was how every member at Rare had their creative freedom. It made it feel like there was no leader, and somehow, that's how they flourished.

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:35 pm
by Taylor
I'd say Gavin is technically the guy in charge. I'm pretty sure he was the one who made the original Mingy Jongo twitter a few years ago and spoke about wanting to make a spiritual successor to BK.

But as others have said, I get the impression Playtonic is a really relaxed company -- a family. They're all in it together for the love of making games.

Re: Two Hearts! Joinin’ in our game grind…

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:12 pm
by Xellos