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13 April, 2016

On to my next adventure: looking for work!
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 3:50 PM

I’ll keep the news brief: City State Entertainment and I have parted ways. That’s all I want to say about this; any further questions will be politely ignored.

So, what now?

I’m considering various options. I’d love to find that hidden gem of a company that has a good foundation and needs an experienced person to help the company along to recognize their greatness. Sound like you? You can see my LinkedIn page at: and contact me at

I’m playing around with some options in the short term. Yeah, I’ve woefully neglected posting on here, and I think I’ll try to remedy that situation over the next several weeks. Will this be another Blaugust in April/May? Perhaps!

I’d like to do some writing as well. With freedom comes some an explosion of ideas. One thing I’ve been reading up on is leadership skills. I have three books sitting next to my desk that I want to read. Maybe I’ll write some posts about leadership and some of my thoughts and synthesis from books and other sources.

I’ve also been thinking about dipping my toe into streaming. Recently I’ve been playing an iPad MOBA called Vainglory recently. If I can figure out how to set up streaming for the iPad, I might give people a glimpse as I flail around in that game.

There’s always personal projects I set aside for work. I teased a text MUD a few years ago. I might dust that off and do a bit more development on that. We’ll see how my documentation holds up a few years later! :) I’ve also wanted to write a book I’m calling “How to Think Like a Game Designer”. Got some notes on that I should dust off as well.

One option I’ve thought about is setting up a Patreon. Let you guys chip in as I’ll make goals and I create stuff for you guys. Specific game reviews, analysis, whatever. Let you see some of how the sausage is made. Thoughts? Might be interesting if I can get that going long term.

Anyway, expect a lot more posts from me over the coming weeks. I’ll cross-post to Twitter and Google+ as usual. :) But, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to write about


  1. I didn’t give you permission to leave sir :(

    Comment by DonnieT — 13 April, 2016 @ 5:33 PM

  2. Thanks for stopping by, DonnieT. :) Sometimes life just doesn’t go the way you expect.

    Keep jumping higher and reaching for the stars! :)

    Comment by Psychochild — 13 April, 2016 @ 7:02 PM

  3. thanks for all you have done for us and good luck in where you end up next

    Comment by zeroumus — 13 April, 2016 @ 7:31 PM

  4. Patch Notes has lost it’s luster. I wish you success in your next venture good sir. It was a pleasure sharing a development with you.

    Comment by Foggye — 13 April, 2016 @ 9:15 PM

  5. Well, good luck with whatever comes next!

    Comment by unwesen — 13 April, 2016 @ 11:00 PM

  6. I don’t even know what to say. Really going to miss seeing you around. Thanks for all that you have done.

    Comment by Zubei — 14 April, 2016 @ 4:34 AM

  7. I’m sorry to hear this didn’t work out. But now you’ve got me looking forward to the other ideas you mentioned. :)

    Best of luck!

    Comment by Bart Stewart — 14 April, 2016 @ 9:45 AM

  8. I will miss you Brian and your powerful beard.

    I wish you well in the future Brian, whatever that may be. Thanks for the chats, patchnotes! & work on CU.

    Comment by Sacrx — 14 April, 2016 @ 12:15 PM

  9. Sorry to hear! You are going to be missed, but you have to do what’s right for you.

    Just keep us posted on your continuing adventures :)

    Comment by Ortu — 14 April, 2016 @ 12:23 PM

  10. To all the CU backers stopping by: Thanks, all! :) The community was likely the absolute best part of my experience working on the game. It was great to have a supportive group that was more than just blind followers.

    Feel free to hang around and read my blog, though. Maybe you all might be interested in some other thing I’m will work on in the future!

    Comment by Psychochild — 14 April, 2016 @ 3:06 PM

  11. Ah, quite a shocker…what to say?

    I hope a parting of the ways was amicable!? Anyway – good luck, wherever you may go =)

    Comment by GamesJoblin — 15 April, 2016 @ 5:15 AM

  12. Sad to see you go.
    Best of luck with your next gig!

    I will keep reading your blog ;)

    Comment by Endoria — 15 April, 2016 @ 6:13 AM

  13. I’m sorry to see you are no longer working on CU, Brian. I always greatly enjoyed reading your comments on the forum and of course the patch notes. :) Best of luck in your new projects.

    Comment by Meddyck — 15 April, 2016 @ 6:40 AM

  14. Sad to see you go, Brian. I hope to come across your name on other awesome future projects. Everything works itself out eventually. Take care.

    Comment by Helspyre — 15 April, 2016 @ 7:23 AM

  15. Sorry to hear about your parting. You will certainly be missed. Best luck in your new adventures!

    Comment by Lawtoween — 15 April, 2016 @ 9:17 AM

  16. Just saw this! Sympathies and encouragement & the rest can wait till we talk :)

    Comment by Ysharros — 15 April, 2016 @ 9:24 AM

  17. Thanks for the work you’ve done and you will be missed. Goodluck in your future endeavours. ( God I think I butchered the spelling )

    Comment by Tyldor — 15 April, 2016 @ 9:59 AM

  18. Best of luck, wherever life leads you.

    Comment by Wolfsspinne — 16 April, 2016 @ 12:38 AM

  19. You will be missed. Best of luck to you, sir!

    Comment by Blueneko — 18 April, 2016 @ 3:00 PM

  20. Take care Brian and thanks for all the fish. Good luck in your future endeavours!

    Comment by Donye — 21 April, 2016 @ 11:19 PM

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