I've spent the last week in Canada consulting on the Penny Arcade game. It's always intimidating to be in a foreign country with the language barrier and all. I'm always adding "eh" to the end of the wrong sentences and no one knows what I'm talking about about. I can still point and grunt to order food off menus with pictures. I'll survive. Thanks for asking.
Jerry from PA is up here as well doing the writing and it's a thrill to see him work. He's a top-shelf writer, right up there with Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman. The industry need more writers like these guys. The PA game's going to be funny as hell and I'm excited to be helping out with the design.
I also just wrapped up a year long full-time consulting job working on a yet-to-be-announced MMO. That was an incredible experience. There were more designers on the project then there were total team members on MI1 and 2. Everyone of them an excellent designer. I learned a lot from working on that project. It's always great to work on a game and know you came out of it a better designer then you were going in.
Good news is I'm going to be working full-time on my episodic RPG/Adventure game, wrapping up the design and finding a publisher. Wish me luck...and send me $5,000,000. I take AmEx.
Anyone know when this Halo game comes out? I've been hearing a lot of "buzz" about it. Can't seem to dig up any information on the web, tv, radio, newspapers or magazines. What's it about? Sounds religious.