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Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:56 pm
by Yavga

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:08 pm
by Taylor

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:31 am
by Yavga
Keep an eye on Christopher Seavor he seems to be struggling keeping his motivation together for his own company :P

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:07 pm
by NPChilla
On the subject of new faces as well as veterans returning, I'm delighted that a portion of the Kickstarter dosh is going towards a QA/testing section in Playtonic.
That's reportedly the best way to train new talent - in the famous "who killed Rare?" Eurogamer article, the demise of the QA department of Rare was cited as a major reason why the quality started to dip and why the new staff weren't trained in the same way.

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:53 pm
by Nanirourou

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:07 am
by Yavga
New update

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:04 am
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:10 pm
by Yavga
Challenge accepted, let me analyze

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:07 pm
by NPChilla

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:33 pm
by Yavga
Alright... Based on the fact that nothing indicates to old employees at the moment while scanning the internets.

I'd say we are getting 2 new faces that have unknown names at the moment next :)

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:10 pm
by Yavga
Listen troops...

We have a lead!

That's all for now, return tomorrow... I'm sure I'll have something

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:17 pm
by Yavga
One of the 2 new candidates wil be "Dean Wilson"

T'was my pleasure ^^

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?i ... e_map-name
https://twitter.com/DeanWilsonArt

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:15 pm
by Nanirourou
Made a realization. Swamps is Dean's work, not Ed's!!

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:54 am
by Taylor
Cool to see Dean has 10 years experience at Rare. Sure, he missed the golden years, but I really was expecting some unknown faces now.

His art is beautiful, so if that's what Playtonic needs to make a great game, I'm glad he's being hired.

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:35 pm
by NPChilla
The eighth member of Playtonic is confirmed to be Dean Wilson, formally of Rare.

http://www.playtonicgames.com/the-eighth-wonder/

I suspect there are any more newcomers on the way soon, considering they say there are "new seats" at Playtonic rather than "a new seat".

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:55 pm
by Nanirourou

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:16 pm
by Scrubber
Two new people joined the team today.
http://www.playtonicgames.com/our-newest-buddy-duo/

I know one of them JUST left rare and was a huge banjo kazooie fan. The reason he joined rare was his love for banjo kazooie and during his time at rare he only ever got to work on kinect sports lol

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:25 pm
by FelixofMars
I know people who helped out on Kinnect Sports and I had an interview to work on the minigames but it was so short term I said no... oh and Kinnect!!

Its good to see they are building the team at Playtonic :)

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:57 pm
by NPChilla

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 8th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:38 am
by Rueckkoppler