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10 February, 2014

Moving on, looking for new opportunities
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 2:00 PM

Let’s get right to the point: I’m no longer with Storybricks. My work with Storybricks has come to a natural conclusion, and I wish the team every success.

This means that I’m looking for new employment opportunities. If you’re looking for an experienced technical game designer with a wealth of experience, let’s talk, shall we? You can reach me at

Read on for a few more details and what sort of work I’m looking for.

What about EverQuest Next?

I’m sure the big question on some minds is what this means about EverQuest Next. In short: nothing has changed. The truth is that I have not been involved with EverQuest Next in my capacity through Storybricks. The team working on EverQuest Next is doing a fine job. I’m personally excited to see the future that these new games represent, and hope that the games revitalize what people think about MMOs. We certainly need more successes in this industry, and I think SOE is poised for an epic win.

What sort of jobs I am looking for

The great thing about my career so far is that I’ve had a wide variety of experiences. I have a diverse set of interests, and my work experience reflects that. I have a degree in computer science, and am eager to teach myself new languages like AS3 and Python. I’ve been involved in design on multiple game projects, including complete ownership of Meridian 59 for the decade I owned it. I’ve run my own company and have lead small teams in shipping games. I managed the community for M59, a hard-core PvP game. I’ve worked with a number of startups from very early stages, so I understand how to work with limited resources. In short, I’ve done pretty much everything except for visual art and music.

On a personal front, I have a love of languages. I have a degree in Spanish (in addition to Computer Science), took night classes in German a few years ago anticipating a move to Germany that didn’t happen, and have been learning a bit of the fundamentals of the Japanese language in my personal time. I love to learn, and language tends to be an expression of that desire.

The disadvantage about this breadth of experience makes it hard to pin down exactly what position I would be happy filling in a company. I’m not going to be used to my best capacity if I’m simply stuck into a narrowly defined job title. Perhaps the best standard title would be as a “Technical Game Designer”, someone who can fluently go from writing system documents to implementing those systems in code. As one friend put it, I “know where the bodies are hidden when it comes to implementing game design.” I may not start as a domain expert, but my love of learning means that I like to immerse myself and become an expert given time.

I have a lot of MMORPG experience, obviously, but that doesn’t mean I’m only interested in MMO work. I’m interested in games of all types, and would relish the opportunity to dive into a promising field with the opportunity to grow and learn.

I’m in northern California right now, but I’m willing to relocate for the right opportunity. I’m biased toward full-time opportunities, but I’m interested to hear about exciting short-term contract offers as well.

You can see my full LinkedIn profile at Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


It’s a new chapter in my life, and I’m eager to see where things will take me.

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  1. Good luck Brian! You will find something exciting in no-time.

    Comment by Karstein Røsnes Ersdal — 10 February, 2014 @ 2:16 PM

  2. Good luck! I hope you land somewhere that is both personally and professionally rewarding.

    Comment by HarbingerZero — 10 February, 2014 @ 3:24 PM

  3. Best of luck! Sending lots of vibes for finding a great new place to work at.

    Comment by Kadomi — 11 February, 2014 @ 2:29 AM

  4. Enjoy your brief stint at free agency =)

    Comment by Isey — 13 February, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

  5. Every time a door closes, another one opens. keeping my fingers crossed for you! :) I hope you find a suitable home soon where you can use all your skill and experience and also find new challenges.

    Comment by Syl — 13 February, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

  6. Ah the opportunity has arrived for you to create that fresh new MMO many of us have been dreaming of all these years. Get to work :) (and good luck to you)

    Comment by Doone — 16 February, 2014 @ 1:16 PM

  7. Interesting blog. Have a look at goblinworks, they’ve a few positions open if you’ve not seen/still searching. gluck.

    Comment by Anon — 20 April, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

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