Jump to content

Welcome to Obsidian Forum Community
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Obsidian currently working on new secret project?


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1
funcroc

funcroc

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2149 posts
DSIII project director Rich Taylor's LI profile updated

Project Director
Obsidian Entertainment
March 2012 Present (1 month)
Project Director for unannounced title.

Lead Systems Designer
Obsidian Entertainment
January 2012 March 2012 (3 months)
Lead Systems Designer for unannounced project. Responsible for all gameplay related systems design, high level gameplay programming, and combat tuning.

Gameplay Programmer
Obsidian Entertainment
July 2011 December 2011 (6 months)
Gameplay programming development for an unannounced project. Focused mostly on UI (Scaleform) and Asynchronous Multiplayer features.

Project Director
Obsidian Entertainment
June 2010 July 2011 (1 year 2 months)
Project Director for Dungeon Siege 3. Oversaw project goals and direction, responsible for day to day project level decisions, worked with all discipline leads leads to establish and maintain a project vision, and worked with team members to reinforce expectations of quality.

Lead Programmer
Obsidian Entertainment
August 2006 June 2010 (3 years 11 months)
As a Lead Programmer on staff at Obsidian Entertainment, I oversaw the technical development of an unannounced project after being the lead programmer on Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer and Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir.

Programmer
Obsidian Entertainment
October 2003 August 2006 (2 years 11 months)
GUI, Gameplay, Network, and Systems programmer for Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2.

Programmer
Black Isle Studios
April 2003 October 2003 (7 months)
Scripting support, GUI support, animation support, gameplay systems.



#2
C2B

C2B

    Lazy Assistant of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 4094 posts
  • Gold Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
that was fast. But, good. They probably couldn't keep 80+ employees on South Park alone.

What are the chances this is a ex-publisher chipping in? Seems like someone offered them a contract in reaction.

Edited by C2B, 15 March 2012 - 02:22 PM.


#3
PoetAndMadman

PoetAndMadman

    (3) Conjurer

  • Members
  • 160 posts
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
Great! :) I also hope that some of the "lost" people will find their way to InXile.

Edited by PoetAndMadman, 15 March 2012 - 02:37 PM.


#4
ShadowScythe

ShadowScythe

    (4) Theurgist

  • Members
  • 210 posts
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
http://www.joystiq.c...s-by-one-point/

That article mentions that Fader's credentials included a project codenamed 'Vermont' and the article assumes that it's South Park. iirc South Park was actually Project New York.

So is Vermont this new secret project?

#5
Flouride

Flouride

    Chew Toy of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 1418 posts
  • Location:Hellsinki, Finland
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
Vermont was something older I would imagine, since it Sydney Wolfram (?) working on it and she was laid off like a year ago.

This new project is most likely their kickstarter project. Unless Feargus had an ace up his sleeve with another contract waiting to be signed.

#6
Dermi

Dermi

    (2) Evoker

  • Members
  • 63 posts
  • Location:Poland
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
I have a mixed feeling about this. On one hand it's great news, because they have a new project that hopefully will let them stay afloat, but on the other hand, getting a project on such a short notice may not bode well for WHAT the project is. If Faergus got this project just now and it's not a result of some long-term talks closed recently, it may be some crappy/uninteresting license or bad terms (like with Bethesda, or even worse). I really hope it's not like that and a new project will be something awesome. If it's kickstarter, then announce it already and take my money :)

#7
C2B

C2B

    Lazy Assistant of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 4094 posts
  • Gold Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer

Vermont was something older I would imagine, since it Sydney Wolfram (?) working on it and she was laid off like a year ago.

This new project is most likely their kickstarter project. Unless Feargus had an ace up his sleeve with another contract waiting to be signed.


I wonder if Fader just mistook Vermont with Virginia (Would be weird though). Since Vermont is the 14th state by date of statehood after North Carolina (12th) and Rhode Island (13th)

#8
Auxilius

Auxilius

    (4) Theurgist

  • Members
  • 233 posts
  • Silver Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer

unannounced project
unannounced project
unannounced project


So many possibilities, so few results, so much RAGE!
  • sorophx likes this

#9
lobotomy42

lobotomy42

    (3) Conjurer

  • Members
  • 118 posts
  • Silver Backer

This new project is most likely their kickstarter project. Unless Feargus had an ace up his sleeve with another contract waiting to be signed.


Well, whatever it is, it didn't stop the layoffs from happening, so at best it's a 10 of Diamonds up his sleeve...

#10
Morgoth

Morgoth

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 10099 posts
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
Obsidian's XBLA game "on hold".

#11
funcroc

funcroc

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2149 posts
OT: http://www.linkedin....utson/8/541/8a7, http://www.linkedin....amlin/b/541/b56 (all recently updated)

#12
Bos_hybrid

Bos_hybrid

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2167 posts
  • Location:Australia
  • Silver Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer

What are the chances this is a ex-publisher chipping in? Seems like someone offered them a contract in reaction.


Maybe Bethesda? Given the 1 point off metacritic aggregate bonus contract crap.

#13
Flouride

Flouride

    Chew Toy of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 1418 posts
  • Location:Hellsinki, Finland
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer

Well, whatever it is, it didn't stop the layoffs from happening, so at best it's a 10 of Diamonds up his sleeve...


Hard to say, it could be many things as PNC was bigger of the two projects they have. It could be a new project for publisher with smaller staff, Kickstarter or a project they are working on to pitch it to publishers.

#14
funcroc

funcroc

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2149 posts

Gameplay Programmer
Obsidian Entertainment
July 2011 December 2011 (6 months)
Gameplay programming development for an unannounced project. Focused mostly on UI (Scaleform) and Asynchronous Multiplayer features.


OT: asynchronous multiplayer (http://www.bogost.co...us_multip.shtml)

Edited by funcroc, 17 March 2012 - 09:37 AM.


#15
Lexx

Lexx

    Adventurer of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 2110 posts
  • Location:Germany
  • Silver Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
So... e-mail chess?

Also Incubation had it. Good old times.

#16
Nepenthe

Nepenthe

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 4657 posts
  • Location:Office of Special Tactics and Reconnaissance
  • Silver Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
That second-to-last Need For Speed game had that (time comparison to friends etc.), so it might not be what you're thinking. :p

#17
Flouride

Flouride

    Chew Toy of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 1418 posts
  • Location:Hellsinki, Finland
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
Frozen Synapse had it as well and that game was great as MP.

#18
Labadal

Labadal

    Janitor of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 3083 posts
  • Location:Sweden
  • Gold Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
Could be a turn based rpg. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the point.

Edited by Labadal, 17 March 2012 - 12:48 PM.


#19
C2B

C2B

    Lazy Assistant of the Obsidian Order

  • Members
  • 4094 posts
  • Gold Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
The guy was there in 2011 though. Wasn't this probably for NC?

#20
Zoraptor

Zoraptor

    (11) Wizard

  • Members
  • 1676 posts
  • Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer

Could be a turn based rpg. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the point.

Turn based would be likely. It could also be a WEGO system such as used in the Combat Mission games where 'turns' are resolved simultaneously in real time, once both players have set up their moves.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users